Workshops

The Statistical Consulting Service (SCS) at the University of Connecticut is pleased to announce the SCS 2019 Spring Semester Workshop Series: “Can Dead Fish be Alive? – (Math-Free Workshop to) Modern Statistical Methods for Testing Multiple Hypotheses” on February 15, 2019.

Information about past workshops is available here.


Workshop 1: Can Dead Fish be Alive? – (Math-Free Workshop to) Modern Statistical Methods for Testing Multiple Hypotheses

Abstract:

If brain cells of a dead fish were tested, can we conclude if it’s dead? When everyone thought running multiple tests would better support our claim, turns out, it rather leads to false conclusions; hence, the name “multiplicity problem”. An overview of classical and modern multiplicity adjustment methods will be introduced controlling Family-wise Error Rate (FWER) and False Discovery Rate (FDR). Software details in R will be demonstrated. Real examples and applications will be presented. Don’t revive a dead fish!

Outline:

  1. What is “multiplicity”?
  2. When does “multiplicity” arise?

    • (Example 1) Can dead fish be alive?
    • (Example 2) Can one drug cure multiple diseases?
  3. How can it be handled?

    • Procedures (Brace yourself for namedropping!)
    • Dead fish revisited
    • Drug test revisited
  4. How else? (Modern method)

    • Parallel Gate Keeping

Location: Pharmacy/Biology Building (PBB) 129

Date: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, February 15, 2019

Live streaming is available at https://ait.uconn.edu/live-streaming/ on Stream 04.

Registration: http://merlot.stat.uconn.edu/www/consulting/workshops/register.php.