11 Dec How to use Error Bars
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
statistics seminar | level: beginner
registrations and venue via Ghent University
Are you concerned about how reproducible your data derived results will be? Have you seen statistics in a class but want to dig deeper? Are you using a statistical method but wonder if it is the best one to use?
The editors of Nature appreciate that it is tricky enough for a scientist to keep up-to-date in their own field, let alone in the ever expanding field of statistics. To help ease the burden on scientists, they have introduced a column on statistics to one of their publications, Nature Methods, called Points of Significance.
On regular occasions during the academic year, a statistician from FIRE or FLAMES will lead a discussion of a statistics topic from a Points of Significance article. We will start with the basics, that is, with the idea of sampling, work our way through a detailed discussion of ANOVA and end with more advanced topics such as Bayesian statistics.
This seminar is about the Error bars:
we focus on how uncertainty is represented in scientific publications e.g. using error bars based on the standard deviation, standard error and 95% Confidence interval. We also reveal several ways in which these have been frequently misinterpreted.
Ghent University, Campus Sterre, building S9, PC hybride 1.1 Alan Turing (1st floor)
Krijgslaan 281 S9, 9000 Gent.
This seminar is pitched towards anyone who is interested to apply statistics to their research problems.