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June 2022

Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners Short Course – Session 1

Friday, June 3 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
Virtual

This event is scheduled to take place on June, 3, 2022. A registration form can be found below.  Session 1 Description: Probability Concepts and their Relevance to Forensic Science is the first session in the three-session short course, Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners.  Probability is the mathematical language of uncertainty. Probabilities are used to describe the frequency or likelihood of events or to characterize measurement uncertainty. In this first session, we introduce the laws of probability and their application in…

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Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners Short Course – Session 2

Friday, June 10 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

This event is scheduled to take place on June, 10, 2022. A registration form can be found below.  Session 2 Description: Session 2: Sampling, Statistics and the Status Quo is the second session in the three-session short course, Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners.  Statistical ideas such as sampling, point and interval estimation of population quantities, and hypothesis testing have direct application in forensic science. In this session, we start from fundamental ideas about variability (and its sources) in measurements used…

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Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners Short Course – Session 3

Friday, June 17 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

This event is scheduled to take place on June, 17, 2022. A registration form can be found below.  Session 3 Description: Session 3: Quantitative Tools for Forensic Evidence is the third session in the three-session short course, Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners.  The National Academies report in 2009 and the PCAST report in 2016 encouraged consideration of quantitative approaches to assessing forensic evidence. In this session, we review two of the most often-suggested quantitative approaches, the two-stage approach and the…

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Webinar: Blind Testing in Firearms Examination

Thursday, June 23 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our Spring 2022 Webinar Series on Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 11:00am-Noon CT. The presentation will be “Blind Testing in Firearms Examination: Preliminary Results, Benefits, Limitations, and Future Directions.”  Presenter: Maddisen Neuman Quality / Research Associate - Houston Forensic Science Center Presentation Description: Open proficiency tests created by external vendors are used to meet accreditation requirements and demonstrate examiner competence; however, the tests are…

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