“People like stories” A short film about reproducibility

janz replication spiegelhalterWe need mathematical help to tell the difference between a real discovery and the illusion of one. Fellow of the Royal Society and future President of the Royal Statistical Society, Sir David Spiegelhalter visits Dr Nicole Janz  to discuss reproducibility in scientific publications. Here’s the film:

Among other issues, we talk about p-values, multiple hypothesis testing, and the challenges and successes of my students in the replication workshop at the Social Sciences Research Methods Centre (SSRMC).

The interview was filmed in the historic Maxwell Lecture Theatre in the Sociology Department at Cambridge. It is part of the Old Cavendish laboratories and contains most of its original timber panelling and wooden benches for students.

 

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