A Not Boring Talk About Statistical Significance

A session at SkeptiCamp Chicago 2013

Saturday 2nd March, 2013

11:30am to 11:50am (CST)

Statistical Significance is the standard measure for determining whether an effect is “true” or not, but is it really the best measure? What does it mean if something does or doesn’t reach its 95% statistical significance mark? What do we do when a study about a clearly woo theory reaches statistical significance and why does this happen? It’s definitely not as boring as you think.

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Jamie Bernstein

Skeptical Ninja, Policy Wonk, AZ Wildcats fan, Associate Analyst at Obama for America HQ, VP of the Women Thinking Free Foundation. Opinions are my own. bio from Twitter

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Time 11:30am11:50am CST

Date Sat 2nd March 2013

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