Philosophy and Religion

LRI talk on statistical paradoxes, concepts, and misconceptions

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dear philosophers,

You are cordially invited to attend Friday's LRI talk in the Cohen Center:

Statistical Paradoxes, Concepts and Misconceptions in Elementary Courses

Paradoxes and misconceptions abound in probability and statistics. Dr. Hamdan will present some crucial concepts having to do with conditional probabilities and rates such as the Monty Hall Problem, the Prisoner’s Paradox, and Simpson’s Paradox. The uses and abuses of other statistical concepts such as statistical significance and p-values, averages, the false positive paradox, and Bedford’s Law will be highlighted.

Dr. Hasan Hamdan

Department of Mathematics and Statistics James Madison University

3:30 PM - Friday, March 18

Wilson Hall 107 (Cohen Center)

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