Miscellaneous Musings of Luke Shors

“Where the telescope ends the microscope begins, and who can say which has the wider vision?” - Victor Hugo

 

Statistical Significance is Dead. Long live statistical significance!



The phrase, the "King is dead. Long live the King" or "Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!" communicates the fact that the death of a particular king does not imply the death of kingship. I found modifying that phrase appropriate for the recent announcement that 800+ scientists had called for the end of 'statistical significance'. Reading the fine print of that announcement, the concept of statistical significance remains, even as an inappropriate reliance on it for determining a study's claim is denounced.


https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00857-9

 

About Me

"Not all those who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkinn

I think of myself (as well as aspire to be) a curious person. Curious in a book store, but also curious exploring a new city or meeting a new person. Curious in planned and unplanned moments. In an era where knowledge about the world is both vast and deep, curiosity occasionally strikes me as anathema to expertise. Or, more accurately, if you are curious, best to be curious about some very specific topic. But so far at least, that does not seem to be my path. My professional work is orientated towards start ups as well as international development.

In 2019 I decided to make a more concerted effort to write - hence this site. My blog focuses on science and technology, health research and education. My fiction is of the speculative variety - Science fiction that uses scientific ideas to explore human experiences. Thanks for reading!

 
People Walking
 

Education

University of Iowa, BA Philosophy (2000)

Johns Hopkins, MPH (2005)

Johns Hopkins, MBA (2005)

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.D. (2017)

 

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