William Sealy Gosset is known to all statisticians and users of
statistics by "student" his pseudonym best remembered in the
student t-test. This volume, based on his statistical
correspondence, is a biographical account of his life and work
which, through his collaboration with R.A.Fisher and Karl and Egon
Pearson, came to fundamentally influence the development of modern
statistical thinking. It will provide insight into the ferment of
statistical ideas discussed by Gosset and his co-workers. In
particular, it sheds new light on the way in which Gosset's work
(at the St.James Gate Brewery owned by Guinness) and his interest
in the statistics of small samples came to profoundly influence
Fisher's early work. A refreshing aspect of Gosset's letters are
that they reveal his likeable and modest character. Similarly his
dislike of controversy is illustrated by his letters written at the
time of the reception of Fisher's "statistical methods for research
workers", but which still serve to show Gosset's own strong views
on the book. The volume is based on the writings of Egon Pearson
who intended to write a complete biography based on the statistical
correspondence of Gosset. It should
|Country of origin:
• G.A. Barnard
||241 x 162 x 15mm (L x W x T)
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