RSS President's Address 2017 - Trust in numbers

 
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Wednesday 28 June 2017, 06:00pm - 07:30pm

 
Location Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX

The Society's President Sir David Spiegelhalter will give his President's Address.

Trust in Numbers

Those who value quantitative and scientific evidence are faced with many current challenges, including claims of a reproducibility crisis in scientific publication, and 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 suggest 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.

The Address will be followed by a wine reception.

Organiser Name Paul Gentry

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