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Activity Number: 629 - The Impacts of Measurement Error in Scientific Discoveries
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Thursday, August 1, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract #300320
Title: Bayesian Adjustment for Measurement Error: Bridging the Gap Between Concepts and Scientific Impact
Author(s): Paul Gustafson*
Companies: University of British Columbia
Keywords: Bayesian analysis; Measurement error; Misclassification

Some recent efforts to adjust epidemiological analyses for exposure measurement error will be described. As well, some recent theoretical investigations, concerning circumstances under which adjustment is possible, will be highlighted. These investigations examine structural assumptions about the form of the measurement error and prior assertions about the magnitude of the error. Then, taking a step back to consider measurement error adjustment writ large, some remarks will be offered on the interplay of theory and applications. We discuss what gaps exist between theoretical insights and practical, impactful applications. And we speculate on whether there are strategies for minding, if not reducing, these gaps.

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