Inaugural lecture

On May 25, 2011, Professor Xiao-Li Meng, Ph.D., Whipple V.N. Jones Professor and Chair of the Department of Statistics at Harvard University, presented "Mental Exercises for a Mental Health Study: Is it a Simpson’s Paradox or Stigler’s Law?" as the inaugural lecture for the Center for Health Statistics at The University of Chicago.

Professor Meng's engaging talk invited the audience, via an interactive “clicker” system, to enjoy a few mental exercises encountered in his involvement as a statistical consultant for analyzing Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES), demonstrating the need and benefit of critical thinking in statistical practice.

The lecture was co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Department of Health Studies and Department of Statistics.

Lecture Announcement View PDF

Lecture photo
Prof. Gibbons test drives the interactive "clicker" system.
 
 
   
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