Thursday 31 Jan 2019: Statistical Science- Dr Tim Morris "Using simulation studies to evaluate statistical methods"
Tim Morris - MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
Simulation studies are an invaluable tool for statistical research. They help us to understand the properties of statistical methods and to compare different methods. To perform a meaningful simulation study, careful thought must be put into planning, coding, analysis, presentation and interpretation. Unfortunately, such thought does not appear to be used in the many simulation studies. I will discuss how we can use simulation studies and how they should be planned, executed and reported.