[spsp-members] Registration & Updates: The Statistics Wars and Their Casualties workshop: Sept 22 & 23 (online)

Jean Miller jemille6 at vt.edu
Thu Aug 25 20:35:06 UTC 2022

Dear SPSP Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce the speakers and panelists for our upcoming
workshop* The Statistics Wars and Their Casualties* (phil-stat-wars.com).
The first two sessions will be on 22-23 September 2022; the last two
sessions will be on 1 and 8 of December 2022. You can find their abstracts
here <https://phil-stat-wars.com/2-presenters-abstracts/>. The workshop
will be fully *online*. You can register by filling out the form at this

We would be very grateful if you would forward this e-mail to members of
the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) listserv and other
interested colleagues.

If there are questions, please contact:

Jean Miller

Jemille6 at vt.edu


Margherita Harris

M.Harris2 at lse.ac.uk

Warmest Wishes,

D. Mayo

R. Frigg

M. Harris

*The Statistics Wars*

*and Their Casualties*

*22-23 September 2022*

* 15:00-18:00 pm London Time* **ONLINE*

*To register for the workshop,*

*please fill out **the registration form here*

*. *

**These will be sessions 1 & 2, there will be two more online sessions (3 &
4) on December 1 & 8.*

While the field of statistics has a long history of passionate foundational
controversy, the last decade has, in many ways, been the most dramatic.
Misuses of statistics, biasing selection effects, and high-powered methods
of big-data analysis, have helped to make it easy to find
impressive-looking but spurious results that fail to replicate. As the
crisis of replication has spread beyond psychology and social sciences to
biomedicine, genomics, machine learning and other fields, the need for
critical appraisal of proposed reforms is growing. Many are welcome
(transparency about data, eschewing mechanical uses of statistics); some
are quite radical. The experts do not agree on the best ways to promote
trustworthy results, and these disagreements often reflect philosophical
battles–old and new– about the nature of inductive-statistical inference
and the roles of probability in statistical inference and modeling.
Intermingled in the controversies about evidence are competing social,
political, and economic values. If statistical consumers are unaware of
assumptions behind rival evidence-policy reforms, they cannot scrutinize
the consequences that affect them. What is at stake is a critical
standpoint that we may increasingly be in danger of losing. Critically
reflecting on proposed reforms and changing standards requires insights
from statisticians, philosophers of science, psychologists, journal
editors, economists and practitioners from across the natural and social
sciences. This workshop will bring together these interdisciplinary
insights–from speakers as well as attendees.


*Yoav Benjamini*
 (Tel Aviv University), *Alexander Bird*
of Cambridge), *Mark Burgman*
<https://philstatwars.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/burgman-bio.pdf> (Imperial
College London),  *Daniele Fanelli*
<https://philstatwars.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/fanelli-bio.pdf> (London
School of Economics and Political Science), *Roman Frigg*
<https://philstatwars.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/frigg-mini-bio.pdf> (London
School of Economics and Political Science), *Stephan Guettinger*
School of Economics and Political Science), *David Hand*
<https://philstatwars.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/hand-bio.pdf> (Imperial
College London), *Margherita Harris*
(London School of Economics and Political Science), *Christian Hennig*
<https://philstatwars.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/hennig-bio.pdf> (University
of Bologna), *Daniël Lakens*
<https://philstatwars.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/lakens-bio.pdf> (Eindhoven
University of Technology), *Deborah Mayo*
Tech), *Richard Morey*
<https://philstatwars.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/morey-bio.pdf> (Cardiff
University), *Stephen Senn*
<https://philstatwars.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/senn-bio.pdf> (Edinburgh,
Scotland), *Jon Williamson*
of Kent)


The Foundation for the Study of Experimental Reasoning, Reliability, and
the Objectivity and Rationality of Science (E.R.R.O.R.S.); Centre for
Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of
Economics; Virginia Tech Department of Philosophy

* Organizers*: D. Mayo, R. Frigg and M. Harris

*Logistician* (chief logistics and contact person): Jean Miller
<jemille6 at vt.edu>

*Executive Planning Committee: *Y. Benjamini, D. Hand, D. Lakens and S. Senn

*To register*
* for the workshop, please fill out **the registration form here. *
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