Finally I took the time and watched Bob's recorded talk. His points are valid and his presentation is both interesting and (as always) entertaining. One comment though: Bob's illustrations of bad science consist exclusively of examples of ill-applied parametric statistics. I would have been even happier listening to him if he had suggested using nonparametric statistics — methods that would overcome most of the objectionable data analyses he showed.
Nevertheless, 100 points to Bob!
On 2/25/13 3:08 PM, "Alain de Cheveigne'" <alain.de.cheveigne@xxxxxx> wrote:
It's funny, perspicuous, and I'm sure it'll have a very useful impact. It's also a great example of talk design. Anyone who takes science seriously should find the patience to sit through the talk, and perhaps go back once or twice to figure out any examples that they don't get the first time.
On 20 Feb 2013, at 20:59, Bob Carlyon <bob.carlyon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: