Colloquium Series with Professor Fiona Fidler

Colloquium Series with Professor Fiona Fidler

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15 November 2019 from 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm 15 Nov 2019 12:00 pm 15 Nov 2019 1:00 pm

EA 407, Level 4, Easterfield Building

Professor Fiona Fidler of University of Melbourne will speak on:

Will this time be different? Scientific Reform in psychology

Date:  Friday 15 November 2019
Time: 12 Noon
Venue: EA407 4th Floor, Easterfield Building

The last decade has seen the emergence of a new scientific reform in psychology and other social and life sciences, lately known as the Credibility Revolution. The movement is best understood as a broad response to the ‘replication crisis’. By many measures, it is successfully compelling social and culture change within those disciplines. This success sits in stark contrast to an earlier, related statistical reform movement, which was primarily concerned with decreasing overreliance and misuse of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing. While the two movements cover much of the same ground (e.g., statistical inference, publication bias, theory generation), far greater progress has been achieved over the last decade than in the previous seven. This talk outlines the history of early statistical reform efforts, and poses preliminary answers to the question “why now, and not then?”