The Language of the English Biometric School
Aldrich, John (2003) The Language of the English Biometric School. International Statistical Review, 71, (1), 109-129.
This paper considers the language devised by Karl Pearson and his associates for discussing distributions, populations and samples, the basic language for frequentist inference. The original language-some of which is still in use-is described and also the changes it underwent under the influence of R.A. Fisher and of Russian and American mathematicians. The period covered is roughly 1890-1950.
|Keywords:||statistical notation, karl pearson, r.a. fisher|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
|Date Deposited:||16 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:20|
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