DATAWorks 2022: What Statisticians Should Do to Improve M&S Validation Studies

April, 2022
IDA document: D-32965
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Operational Evaluation Division
John T. Haman See more authors
It is often said that many research findings, from social sciences, medicine, economics and other disciplines, are false. This fact is trumpeted in the media and by many statisticians. There are several reasons that false research is published, but to what extent should we be worried about them in defense testing and modeling and simulation? This talk, prepared for the DATAWorks 2022 Conference held April 26-28, presents several recommendations for actions that statisticians and data scientists can take to improve the quality of our validations and evaluations.