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Message posted on 08/04/2021

Philosophy of Statistics: Remote PhilStat Forum Meeting April 22 (Daniele Fanelli)

Topic: Philosophy of Statistics (Phil Stat) Forum—April 22 Meeting

From: D. Mayo, Dept. of Philosophy, Virginia Tech

The next meeting of our monthly remote Phil Stat forum: The Statistics Wars and Their Casualties (link to website ) is on April 22*: 15-16:45 London time; 10-11:45 a.m. New York City (Eastern time). The presenter will be:

Daniele FanelliDept. of Methodology, LSE

"How an Information Metric Could Bring Truce to the Statistics Wars”

You can find more information about this meeting, including the abstract, mini-bio, and readings on this meeting post . If you’re interested in constructively engaging with us, please see the background information, goals, and directions for being included in this pdf. Please try to send the requested information 1 week prior to the meeting. (If you’ve previously attended one of our meetings, you will automatically be notified of the zoom link a few days before the meeting and shouldn’t reapply.)

Upcoming talks will include May 20, Jon Williamson. You can find a schedule of speakers on this page . The Workshop—The Statistics Wars and Their Casualties—whose cancellation in 2020 initiated this forum series, has been rescheduled for September 24-25, 2021 at the London School of Economics. (Link to Workshop page .)

Previous meetings, You can find a recording of our March 19 meeting along with Mark Burgman’s slides, “How Should Applied Science Journal Editors Deal with Statistical Controversies?” on this post .

Some reflections (by Mayo) on the meaning of “the statistical crises and their casualties” are in this post

on .

We would be very grateful if you informed people who might be interested. We have tried to avoid double posting and apologize for duplications.

We hope to see you on April 22.


D. Mayo

***The forum, started in August, is beginning with participants of a workshop, The Statistics Wars and Their Casualties, that was to have been held at the London School of Economics last summer (and now will occur September 24-25, 2021). (Link to Workshop page .)

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