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The Great p-value Kerfuffle

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Annual General Meeting 2016


Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
at Anna Thai Cuisine, 91 Holland Avenue
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


The Great p-value Kerfuffle
Though the p-value has always had its critics, its use in science has been under unprecedentedly intense scrutiny in recent years. The current “reproducibility crisis” (real or perceived) in science has been in part attributed to the widespread misuse and misunderstanding of the p-value. The ban on the p-value by the journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology since February 2015 and the release by the American Statistical Association of a statement on the proper use and interpretation of the p-value in March 2016 are but two recent, though remarkable, episodes of this ongoing controversy.

Come and join us for an evening of stimulating open discussion, facilitated by Dr. Nick Barrowman, on this very topic, followed by the 2016 SSO Annual General Meeting!

Agenda
Welcome
Outgoing President’s Remarks
Incoming President’s Remarks
Treasurer’s Report
Election of New Executive Officers
Other Business

Attendees are responsible for paying for their own dinner. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by May 30 to: sso.ottawa.canada@gmail.com.

Annual memberships will be available. The annual membership fee is $12.00; it is free for students.