Thursday, Feb 23, 2012
“Why Most of What We Think We Know About Archaeology Is Wrong, and W
Time: 7:00 pm til 8:00 pm
Location: West Palm Beach Public Library, 411 Clematis Street 3rd Floor in the Clematis Room
Description: The Palm Beach County Archaeological Society invites you to attend a lecture entitled “Why Most of What We Think We Know About Archaeology Is Wrong, and What We Should Be Doing Instead” By Dr. Clifford Brown. Dr. Brown will discuss the application to archaeology of John Ioannidis’s famous paper “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False”. He will then discuss the unintended consequences of confirmatory hypothesis testing research designs in archaeology and explain why we should focus our efforts instead, on hypothesis-generating research. He will conclude with an unusual example.
FPAN is posting this event as a courtesy, we will neither be hosting nor attending this event.