STATS JOB TALK - Hank Ibser, University of California, Berkeley

Statisticians in the Courtroom - How data can provide comprehensible statistical evidence - 
In court trials, evidence is used to support a particular position. This process is similar in many ways to how a statistician uses data to support a particular hypothesis. While lawyers and statisticians may use different language and standards of proof, the core logic is largely the same whether we call it "beyond a reasonable doubt" or "highly statistically significant." In this talk I will describe some personal experience as an expert consultant/witness and how statisticians can speak to lawyers in their language while remaining true to technical statistical concepts. The primary example I will focus on uses sample data from medical records in the enforcement of health care regulations. This is based on work done with the California Department of Managed Health Care.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 4:15pm

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Faculty, Students, Staff

Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Mathematics
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