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CMI Afternoon Seminar Series

The HBS builiding
Free
Starts: 15:00 05 December 2017
Ends: 16:30 05 December 2017
What is it: Seminar
Organiser: School of Social Sciences
Who is it for: University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public
Speaker: Prof. John Copas

Prof. John Copas, University of Warwick

Title: Meta analysis and the curse of publication bias

Abstract:

Publication bias is a major threat to the validity of the meta analysis of literature reviews. A common conjecture is that research studies reporting a significant result are more likely to be selected for review than studies whose results are inconclusive. It is impossible to correct for publication bias but, at least under this conjecture, we can assess how sensitively review results are likely to depend on different degrees of selection. We will look at examples taken from different areas of the social and medical sciences.

Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45.

All welcome. No registration necessary.

The Cathie Marsh Institute (CMI) provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research in order to generate a world class research environment.

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