NIST Colloquium Series: Can you Trust the Fourth Paradigm? by Michael Lesk
Scientific data mining, Jim Gray's "4th paradigm," has lengthened the chain between observation and analysis; does that reduce the reliability of conclusions, and what can be done about it? Recently Science reported that only 39% of psychology papers had been confirmed in a replication test, while in 2012 one analysis found that only 6 out of 53 important oncology studies could be repeated with the same answer. In this NIST colloquium, Dr. Michael Lesk from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information shares his perspective that in order to fix these problems we need data interoperability and data reliability.
March 24, 2016