Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.
The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.
This week's Biostatistics Seminar will feature Dr. Joel B. Greenhouse, Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University who will present his talk, "Statistical Thinking and Public Health".
Abstract: Perhaps in response to the emergence of the field of Data Science, many in the Statistics community have been actively promoting the central role of statistical thinking in the practice of statistics. Brown and Kass, for example, assert that “. . . the primary goal of statistical training at all levels should be to help students develop statistical thinking.” Little, however, has been written about what statistical thinking is. In this talk I enumerate key elements of statistical thinking and illustrate the role good statistical thinking has played in advancing the public health and biomedical sciences.
Last Updated On Monday, November 7, 2016 by Kapko, Bernadette E
Created On Thursday, July 14, 2016
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