Videocast Galileo, Newton, and Modern Mathematical Modeling Methods: Revolution, Backwards, and Forwards

NIH has a variety of podcasts available in real time and on demand for your viewing pleasure. I have only selected one from the BSSR Lecture Series that I found interesting in order to introduce this to friends of my blog.
Welcome to Rodgers’ “Quiet Revolution”! I had an opportunity to hear Dr. Rodgers at the 2012 ISSH.



Galileo, Newton, and Modern Mathematical Modeling Methods: Revolution, Backwards, and Forwards

Friday, April 12, 2013
Joe Rodgers, PhD, Vanderbilt University
Category: BSSR Lecture Series

Video link:

Speaker: Joseph Rodgers, PhD

Quantitative Psychologist, Vanderbilt University Director of the Quantitative Methods Program in the Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus, Oklahoma University Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation Presidential Professor, Oklahoma University

ABSTRACT: Mathematical and statistical models (MSM’s) are one type of constrained language structure. There are others, such as poetry and art. As introduction, MSM’s are compared to and contrasted with other constrained language systems. Following, I trace recent developments signaling an epistemological shift from null hypothesis significance testing as the primary organizing statistical framework, to a framework organized around MSM’s. I then place this development into historical perspective, with reference to an earlier and similar epistemological shift in the 17th century. I conclude by presenting a clever palindrome that was never published.

Relevant reading:

* Rodgers, J.L., (2010). American Psychologist, Jan 2010, 65(1), 1-12.

* Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods November, 2010, Vol. 9, No. 2, 332-603.


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