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The Language of the English Biometric School

The Language of the English Biometric School
The Language of the English Biometric School
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.
statistical notation, karl pearson, r.a. fisher
0306-7734
109-129
Aldrich, John
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Aldrich, John
206ecaac-00de-46ff-98d7-0b87668859de

Aldrich, John (2003) The Language of the English Biometric School. International Statistical Review, 71 (1), 109-129.

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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.

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: statistical notation, karl pearson, r.a. fisher

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Local EPrints ID: 33375
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33375
ISSN: 0306-7734
PURE UUID: eb30f418-d6d7-4a6b-9dc0-84903d13b4cd

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Date deposited: 16 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:53

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