False Discovery Rates
|Starts:||14:00 27 May 2015|
|Ends:||15:00 27 May 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
This seminar is part of the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Theme seminar series
David Colquhoun, FRS is Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at University College, London. David’s research has focused for many years on ligand-gated ion channels, particularly on the molecular mechanisms by which agonists activate receptors and cause ion channels to open and close. His landmark contributions to the field include the development of statistical methods to interpret single channel behaviour and test models of how ion channels function. His interest in statistics led him to write one of the most helpful statistics text books “Lectures on biostatistics”.
In recent years, David has become an outspoken critic of pseudoscience and scientific fraud. He has written extensively on the topic, appeared on TV and radio, and runs an award winning blog “DC’s Improbable Science”, devoted to improving the understanding of science and highlighting bad science. He is also an outspoken critic of modern judgements of science quality, especially the use of metrics.
The topic of this seminar stems from the growing concern that many published results cannot be reproduced by other people. David will explain how this may reflect the widespread mis-interpretation of p-values, which he has written about in a Royal Society Open Science paper: http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/1/3/140216. If you care about the quality of the conclusions you draw from your data, you should attend this seminar.
Organisation: University College London
Travel and Contact Information
AV Hill Building