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CSAFE November Center Wide Webinar

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+5

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in the November Center Wide Meeting at 11:00 a.m. CST. We will have a short introduction from CSAFE Director Alicia Carriquiry followed by the  presentation “Explaining Source Conclusion to a Lay Audience” from Dr. William Thompson from University of California, Irvine.  Zoom instructions for those joining us remotely are listed below. Any questions or concerns can be submitted to CSAFE Communications and Outreach Coordinator Sarah Carraher at Please feel free to invite additional colleagues to attend. We hope you can join us.

Presentation Description:

Forensic scientists are often asked to evaluate whether two items have (or might have) a common source.  What is the best way for them to explain the strength of their conclusions in reports and testimony?  This presentation will review a number of options, discussing both the logical foundations of each approach and what social science research tells us about how well various presentation formats are likely to be understood by a lay audience.  The presentation will focus particularly on the risk that statistical data will be misunderstood or used inappropriately to draw fallacious conclusions, and on possible steps to mitigate that risk.

Zoom Instructions

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Thursday, November 30, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+5




CSAFE Communications and Outreach Coordinator Sarah Carraher