Advent of “Grammar”: Bridging Statistics and Data Science for the Design of Experiments

Experimental Design

A talk for the Statistical Society of Australia Webinar Series

Emi Tanaka https://emitanaka.org (Monash University)https://numbat.space/
11-27-2020

Errata: there was an error in my script (where duplicates were not removed) for the count for the number of R packages in CRAN Task View of Design of Experiments. The slides specify there are about 200 R-packages. After removing duplicates, there was about 100 R-packages.

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Statistics is a valuable tool for almost all scientific fields and industry to make sense of their data, yet as a field we lag behind to remain relevant, getting superseded by the so-called data science. What differentiates statistics from data science? And how does the design of experiments fit in with data science?

In this webinar, I will talk about the concept of the “grammar” and the momentum it is gaining to make data analysis more accessible to a diverse group. I’ll then present my prototype to the “grammar of experimental design” - a framework to construct the design of comparative experiments that cognitively enforces the experimental structure. I’ll explain some principles behind this prototype, showcase how my developmental R-package edibble will work, and how I think it helps to bridge the gap between experimental design theory and practice for the wider community.

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Tanaka (2020, Nov. 27). Emi Tanaka: Advent of "Grammar": Bridging Statistics and Data Science for the Design of Experiments. Retrieved from https://emitanaka.org/talks/2020-11-27-SSAWebinar2020/

BibTeX citation

@misc{tanaka2020advent,
  author = {Tanaka, Emi},
  title = {Emi Tanaka: Advent of "Grammar": Bridging Statistics and Data Science for the Design of Experiments},
  url = {https://emitanaka.org/talks/2020-11-27-SSAWebinar2020/},
  year = {2020}
}