[Excerpts are taken from the article “The Flawed Reasoning Behind the Replication Crisis” by Aubrey Clayton, published at nautil.us] “Suppose an otherwise healthy woman in her forties notices a suspicious lump in her breast and goes in for a mammogram….

Read More[From the working paper, “Multiple Perspectives on Inference for Two Simple Statistical Scenarios” by van Dongen et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “When analyzing a specific data set, statisticians usually operate within the confines of their preferred inferential paradigm. For…

Read More[NOTE: This is a repost of a blog that Andrew Gelman wrote for the blogsite Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science]. Blake McShane and David Gal recently wrote two articles (“Blinding us to the obvious? The effect of statistical…

Read MoreProfessor Eric-Jan “EJ” Wagenmakers, Professor of Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, has been a leading advocate for pre-registration, replication, and the use of Bayesian statistics, particularly in replication studies. An interview that highlights his professional contributions can be found…

Read MoreFROM THE ARTICLE: “Currently used thresholds in classical test of statistical significance are responsible for much of the non-reproducibility of scientific studies……Bayesian testing methods that calculate the posterior probability in favor of the null hypothesis alleviate the unreliability of p-values,…

Read More(THIS BLOG IS REPOSTED FROM THE BITSS WEBSITE) I became interested in methodological issues as a University of Michigan graduate student from 1967 to 1970, watching the economics faculty build an econometric macro model in the basement of the building (The…

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