Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton NB E3B 5A3
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The constructive use of doubt is central to all of statistical thinking. Being scientific requires that you be skeptical of your own claims and the claims of others. Skepticism is a defence against accepting false, dangerous, or destructive representations of reality which may be comforting and empowering, particulary in desperate or fearful situations. Websites set up by skeptics make good use of doubt (and sometimes statistical experiments and surveys) in order to get a clearer look at the world. Some useful sources of skeptical analyses can be found here:
There are three basic themes to my research.
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