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Contributions to mathematical statistics

Author: Ronald Aylmer Fisher, Sir
Publisher: New York : Wiley, 1950.
Series: Wiley publications in statistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

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