October 18, 2016

Evidence-based policy chants

An old one, seen at the ‘Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear”

What do we want?
EVIDENCE-BASED CHANGE!

When do we want it?
AFTER PEER REVIEW!

 

A new one, from @zentree and @bex_stevenson on Twitter

What do we want?
RELIABLE NUMBERS!

When do we want them?
STAT!

(this sort of thing is why we have a ‘Silly’ tag on StatsChat)

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Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. He also blogs at Biased and Inefficient See all posts by Thomas Lumley »

Comments

  • avatar
    steve curtis

    After peer review ? Other than at the very top level you may as well leave it to chance.
    I always thought the Nobel prizes were awarded so long after the winners accomplishments because it took 20 years to see if it was just a fluke.

    1 year ago