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Genre/Form: | Aufsatzsammlung |
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Additional Physical Format: | Online version: Fisher, Ronald Aylmer, Sir, 1890-1962. Contributions to mathematical statistics. New York, Wiley, 1950 (OCoLC)624469684 |

Material Type: | Biography |

Document Type: | Book |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Ronald Aylmer Fisher, Sir |

OCLC Number: | 2291472 |

Notes: | "Biography ... of Professor Fisher [by P.C. Mahalanobis] ... reprinted from Sankhyā (vol. 4, pt. 2, pp. 265-272, December, 1938)" (9 p. following pref.). |

Description: | 1 volume (various pagings) : portrait, diagrams ; 29 cm. |

Contents: | On the "probable error" of a coefficient of correlation deduced from a small sample -- A mathematical examination of the methods of determining the accuracy of an observation by the mean error, and by the mean square error -- Studies in crop variation. I. An examination of the yield of dressed grain from broadbalk -- The accuracy of the plating method of estimating the density of bacterial populations -- On the interpretation of chi square from contingency tables, and the calculation of P -- The goodness of fit of regression formulae and the distribution of regression coefficients -- Statistical tests of agreement between observation and hypothesis -- The conditions under which chi square measures the discrepancy between observation and hypothesis -- On a property connecting the chi-square measure of discrepancy with the method of maximum likelihood -- On the mathematical foundations of theoretical statistics -- Theory of statistical estimation -- On a distribution yielding the error functions of several well known statistics -- The mathematical distributions used in the common tests of significance -- The general sampling distribution of the multiple correlation coefficient -- Limiting forms of the frequency distribution of the largest or smallest member of a sample -- Tests of significance in harmonic analysis -- The arrangement of field experiments -- Studies in crop variation. VI. Experiments on the response of the potato to potash and nitrogen -- The distribution of gene ratios for rare mutations -- Moments and product moments of sampling distributions -- The moments of the distribution for normal samples of measures of departure from normality -- Inverse probability -- The sampling error of estimated deviates, together with other illustrations of the properties and applications of the integrals and derivatives of the normal error function -- Two new properties of mathematical likelihood -- The fiducial argument in statistical inference -- The logic of inductive inference -- Uncertain inference -- A test of the supposed precision of systematic arrangements -- Professor Karl Pearson and the method of moments -- Moments and cumulants in the specification of distributions -- The wave of advance of advantageous genes -- The use of multiple measurements in taxonomic problems -- The statistical utilization of multiple measurements -- The precision of discriminant functions -- The comparison of samples with possibly unequal variances -- The sampling distribution of some statistics obtained from non-linear equations -- On the similarity of the distributions found for the test of significance in harmonic analysis, and in Stevens's problem in geometrical probability -- The negative binomial distribution -- The theory of confounding in factorial experiments in relation to the theory of groups -- A system of confounding for factors with more than two alternatives, giving completely orthogonal cubes and higher powers -- Some combinatorial theorems and enumerations connected with the numbers of diagonal types of a latin square -- The likelihood solution of a problem in compounded probabilities -- The relation between the number of species and the number of individuals in a random sample of an animal population. |

Series Title: | Wiley publications in statistics. |

Responsibility: | R.A. Fisher ; index prepared by John Tukey. |

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