Anthony Ragnar Ives
I am an ecologist in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I've spent much of my career trying to combine theoretical models and data, and this requires statistics. I have a growing fear that as the number and sophistication of statistical methods increase, and as the ease with which to perform these methods also increases, the quality of statistical analyses will decrease: researchers will become lost in a maze of methods, some of which might be good but some of which might be bad. I hope that every researcher arms themselves with a foundational knowledge of statistics so that they can determine themselves what are the best methods for analyzing their data.