TI Methods Speaker Series
WHEN: Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM
WHERE: Rudy North Lecture Theatre (CBH 101) in the Centre for Brain Health, UBC Point Grey Campus. Remote attendance by videoconference is possible but you will need to register.
TITLE: If Journals Embraced Conditional Equivalence Testing, Would Research be Better?
SPEAKER: Harlan Campbell
About the topic: Motivated by recent concerns with the reproducibility and reliability of scientific research, we introduce a publication policy that incorporates “conditional equivalence testing” (CET), a two-stage testing scheme in which standard null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) is followed conditionally by testing for equivalence. We explain how such a policy could address issues of publication bias and compare it with similar Bayesian proposals. We then develop a model that, given current incentives to publish, predicts a researcher’s most rational use of resources. Using this model, we are able to determine whether a given publication policy, such as our CET policy, can incentivize more reliable and reproducible research.
About the speaker: Harlan Campbell is a PhD candidate in statistics at UBC and the author of a dozen peer-reviewed scientific articles. His interests include hypothesis testing, causal inference, meta-research, and statistical applications in ecology, epidemiology and clinical trials. Harlan obtained his M.Sc. from Simon Fraser University under the supervision of Dr. Charmaine Dean in 2011, and is currently investigating the reliability and reproducibility of published research with Dr. Paul Gustafson. Website: https://harlanhappydog.github.io/
About the TI Methods Speaker Series: The TI Methods Speaker Series are offered free of charge and everyone is welcome, but space is limited, registered participants will be given priority. Remote attendance is possible by videoconference, you will receive the link after you register. Click here to view a list of all talks offered as part of the TI Methods Speaker Series.