Blind Analysis for High-Stakes Survey Science: When, Why, and How?


Workshop Description

Blind analyses are an effective way to reduce or eliminate the experimenter’s bias, the unintended biasing of a result by the scientists making a measurement. While blind analysis methods have become common in certain sub¬≠fields of physics and astronomy, they are not yet widespread in the community of scientists preparing for LSST data and future CMB surveys. This workshop brought together members of LSST science collaborations (DESC, transients, statistics) and CMB collaborations with interdisciplinary blinding experts and blinding critics. View the workshop presentation.

Workshop Details

  • Date: March 13-15, 2017
  • Location: SLAC; Menlo Park, CA
  • More information: Workshop website

Workshop Support

LSSTC Support: $9,000