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Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners

Conference/Workshop:
International Association for Identification Educational Conference
Published: 2019
Primary Author: Hal Stern
Secondary Authors: Naomi Kaplan Damary
Research Area: Training and Education

The field of statistics is concerned with the collection, display, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of quantitative data. Statistics has emerged as a critical topic in ongoing discussions regarding the practice of forensic science. The workshop provides an overview of probability and statistics ideas that are relevant for forensic practitioners and discusses applications of statistics in forensic examinations. Topics include data collection, statistical hypothesis tests, reproducibility, reliability, likelihood ratios and Bayesian inference.

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