Twelve British Statisticians

Twelve British Statisticians Twelve British Statisticians provides a description of the lives and contributions of a dozen scientific luminaries Their fields of expertise sometimes include disciplines that depart from statistics

  • Title: Twelve British Statisticians
  • Author: Richard H. Williams Donald W. Zimmerman Donald C. Ross
  • ISBN: 9781932482447
  • Page: 483
  • Format: ebook
  • Twelve British Statisticians provides a description of the lives and contributions of a dozen scientific luminaries Their fields of expertise sometimes include disciplines that depart from statistics and display great versatility Each statistician is a famous figure, but is especially renowned in Great Britain The book is accessible to a wide reading audience Each ch Twelve British Statisticians provides a description of the lives and contributions of a dozen scientific luminaries Their fields of expertise sometimes include disciplines that depart from statistics and display great versatility Each statistician is a famous figure, but is especially renowned in Great Britain The book is accessible to a wide reading audience Each chapter focuses on the scientific contributions and personal life of a single statistician Each chapter begins with an overview and contains a rich set of references Current textbooks in statistics contain little information about the pioneers in the field This book provides a historical supplement in courses on quantitative methods in the behavioral, social, and biological disciplines The statisticians and some of their contributions covered include 1 Karl Pearson product moment correlation 2 R.A Fisher analysis of variance and covariance, experimental design, common sampling distributions 3 Charles Spearman factor analysis, theory of intelligence, mental test theory 4 Florence Nightingale David advocate of women s vocational rights in statistics, distinguished educator 5 George Udny Yule time series, contingency table analysis 6 Maurice G Kendall generation of and tests for randomness, time series 7 George E.P Box statistical quality control, analysis of time series 8 William Sealy Gosset Student small sample statistical techniques, contributions to Neyman Pearson theory 9 Egon Sharpe Pearson Neyman Pearson theory, history of statistics 10 Francis Ysidro Edgeworth polymath mathematical psychics, editor of the Economics Journal 11 Maurice S Bartlett stochastic processes, epidemiology, time series 12 David Cox multivariable models including covariates and treatment variables, survival rate For author bios, photos, and a sample read, visit bosonbooks

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