Living with Uncertainty but Still Learning: Anti-Abortion Democrats, Jimmy Carter Republicans and the Missing Leap Day Babies

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Simons Foundation Lectures are free public colloquia related to basic science and mathematics. These high-level talks are intended for professors, students, postdocs and business professionals, but interested people from the metropolitan area are welcome as well.
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To learn about the human world, we should accept uncertainty and embrace variation. Andrew Gelman will illustrate this concept with various examples from his recent research and discuss more generally how statistical methods can help or hinder the scientific process.

About the Speaker

Andrew Gelman received his Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard University in 1990. His books include Bayesian Data Analysis; Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks; A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences; and Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do. He is currently professor of statistics and political science, as well as director of the Applied Statistics Center, at Columbia University.

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