International Statistical Review
- Internat. Statist. Rev.
- Volume 71, Number 1 (2003), 109-129.
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.
Internat. Statist. Rev., Volume 71, Number 1 (2003), 109-129.
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Aldrich, John. The Language of the English Biometric School. Internat. Statist. Rev. 71 (2003), no. 1, 109--129. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.isr/1079557578