Albion College
Mathematics and Computer Science
Exaggerating Data
Jack Kalbfleisch
Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics
University of Michigan
We will look at a number of examples where the way in which the data arise is biased so that care must be exercised in drawing conclusions. These examples include the famous bus paradox of Feller and some more practical situations which arise, for example, in the analysis of early detection programs for disease, or in the analysis of data on patient survival in studies of organ transplants. Some elementary statistical aspects will be considered and developed with a view to finding ways to carry out a correct analysis of the data.
3:10 PM
All are welcome!
Palenske 227
November 9, 2006