CPRC Seminar - Nov 1

Columbia Population Research Center

is pleased to invite you to: 

Statistical Intuitions And the Reproducibility Crisis in Science"

presented by Eric Loken

Associate Professor  in the Department of Educational Psychology

University of Connecticut


Thursday, November 1, 2018

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Room C05

Columbia University School of Social Work

1255 Amsterdam Avenue


Registration required at https://cupop.formstack.com/forms/cprcfall2018

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to attend at the Columbia School of Social Work.



Science is responding well to the so-called reproducibility crisis with positive improvements in methodology and transparency.  Another area for improvement is awareness of statistical issues impacting inference.   We explore how some problematic intuitions about measurement, statistical power, multiple analyses, and levels of analysis can affect the interpretation of research results, perhaps leading to mistaken claims.


Eric Loken is in the Neag School of Education at The University of Connecticut. He studies advanced statistical models including hierarchical models, measurement models, factor and mixture models, and their applications in health and education research.  He works extensively in educational measurement with applications to large-scale testing.  Recent work has addressed issues surrounding statistical inference, and the relationship to failures to replicate research results.


For additional information regarding the Fall 2018 CPRC Seminar Series please visit: http://cupop.columbia.edu/events/seminar-series/cprc-seminars