Author: Geoff Cumming

‘Open Statistics’: It’s All Happening in Italy

I knew good things were happening at the University of Bologna this (northern) summer. Now I know the details. The brochure is here, and this is part of the title page: What do they mean by ‘Open Statistics’? As I

The New Statistics Videos: 5 Years On

This week’s news email from the APS includes this interesting item: Aha, I thought, they are giving publicity to Tamara and Bob’s wonderful workshop at the APS Convention last month. Great! But the link didn’t go to the materials for

To Understand (or Teach) CIs, Adopt an Estimation Mindset

Update 8 June. Some minor tweaks. Addition of the full reference for two papers mentioned. Of course I would say that, wouldn’t I?! It’s the basis of ITNS and a new-statistics approach. But the latest issue of SERJ adds a

Do People Have a Binary Bias?

For years I’ve been working on changing my thinking–even when just musing about nothing in particular–from “I wonder whether…” to “I wonder to what extent…”. It has taken a while, but now I usually do find myself thinking in terms

A Promising Textbook? I Don’t Think So

Updated 30 May 2019. A few tweaks to the text below. I have now had a chance to have a squiz at the book itself. Bob has also seen the book and given a quick opinion. I am confirmed in

The TAS Articles: Geoff’s Take

Preregistration: Why and How

Prereg Workshop at APS Steve Lindsay usefully posted a comment to draw our attention to the Preregistration Workshop on offer at the APS Convention coming up shortly in D.C.. You can scan the full list of Workshops here–there are lots

Judging Replicability: Fiona’s repliCATS Project

Judging Replicability Whenever we read a research article we almost certainly form a judgment of its believability. To what extent is it plausible? To what extent could it be replicated? What are the chances that the findings are true? What

APS Publicises the TAS Articles

The APS has just released this Research Spotlight item: Suddenly it’s more than 5 years since APS made some important and very early steps to promote Open Science and new-statistics practices. Back in Jan 2014, then Editor-in-Chief of Psychological Science,

Ditching Statistical Significance: The Most Talked-About Paper Ever?

Well, that might be a stretch, but in relation to the Nature Comment that Bob and I signed to support, Altmetric tweeted: John Ioannidis published this criticism of the Comment, with the subtitle Do Not Abandon Significance. Much of what

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