Statistics on the Table
The History of Statistical Concepts and Methods
By (author) Stephen M. Stigler
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Statistics on the Table by Stephen M. Stigler
Book DescriptionThis collection of essays examines in detail the history of some of the concepts involved in bringing statistical argument to the table, and some of the pitfalls that have been encountered. Topics range from 17th century medicine and blood circulation to the meter of Virgil's poetry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674009790
(227mm x 149mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen M. Stigler
Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom, Paperback (March 2016)
What gives statistics its unity as a science? Stephen Stigler sets forth the seven foundational ideas of statistics-a scientific discipline related to but distinct from mathematics and computer science and one which often seems counterintuitive. His original account will fascinate the interested layperson and engage the professional statistician.
History of Statistics, Paperback (July 1990)» View all books by Stephen M. Stigler
Stigler shows how statistics arose from the interplay of mathematical concepts and the needs of several applied sciences. His emphasis is upon how methods of probability theory were developed for measuring uncertainty, for reducing uncertainty, and as a conceptual framework for quantitative studies in the social sciences.
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Author Biography - Stephen M. Stigler
Stephen M. Stigler is Professor of Statistics at the University of Chicago.
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