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Annotated Readings in the History of Statistics

Annotated Readings in the History of Statistics

by H.A. David, A.W.F. Edwards


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ISBN-13: 9780387988443
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 04/06/2001
Series: Springer Series in Statistics
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

The Introduction of the Concept of Expectation--Pascal (1654) * The First Example of a Formal Test of Significance -- Arbuthnott (1712) * Coincidences and the Method of Inclusion and Exclusion -- Montmort (1713), N. Bernoulli (1713), and Moivre (1718) * The Determination of the Accuracy of Observations -- Gauss (1816) * The Introduction of Asymptotic Relative Efficiency -- Laplace (1818) * The Logistic Growth Curve -- Verhulst (1845) * Goodness-of-Fit Statistics: The Distributions in Normal Samples of (a) the Sum of Squares About the Population Mean, (b) the Circular Sum of Squares of Successive Differences, and (c) the Circular Serial Correlation Coeffient -- E. Abbe (1863) * The Distribution of the Sample Variance Under Normality -- Helmert (1876) * The Random Walk and Its Fractal Limiting Form -- Venn (1888) * Estimating a Binomial Parameter Using the Likelihood Function -- Thiele (1889) * Yule's Paradox ('Simpson's Paradox') -- Yule (1903) * Beginnings of Extreme-Value Theory -- Bortkiewicz (1922) and Mises (1923) * The Evaluation of Tournament Outcomes -- Zermelo (1929) * The Origin of Confidence Limits -- Fisher (1930)

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