Trust in Numbers

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Wednesday 25 April 2018, 05:00pm

Location Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA

Speaker:     Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter

Those who value quantitative and scientific evidence are faced with claims both of a reproducibility crisis in scientific publication, and of a post-truth society abounding in fake news and alternative facts.  Both issues are of vital importance to statisticians, and both are deeply concerned with trust in expertise.  By considering the ‘pipelines’ through which scientific and political evidence is propagated, I will consider possible ways of improving both the trustworthiness of the statistical evidence being communicated, and the ability of audiences to assess the quality and reliability of what they are being told.  There will also be cheap laughs at numerous examples of disastrous communication of statistics in the media.

Contact Yinghui Wei

Tea, coffee and biscuits to be served after the meeting.

Organiser Name Yinghui Wei

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