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The lady tasting tea : how statistics revolutionized science in the twentieth century

Author: David Salsburg
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, 2001.
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Discusses how statistics have changed the field of science in the twentieth century, focusing on the theories and ideas of famous scientists and thinkers.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Salsburg
ISBN: 0716741067 9780716741060 0805071342 9780805071344
OCLC Number: 45129162
Description: xi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: ch. 1. The lady tasting tea --
ch. 2. The skew distributions --
ch. 3. That dear Mr. Gosset --
ch. 4. Raking over the muck heap --
ch. 5. "Studies in crop variation" --
ch. 6. "The hundred-year flood" --
ch. 7. Fisher triumphant --
ch. 8. The dose that kills --
ch. 9. The bell-shaped curve --
ch. 10. Testing the goodness of fit --
ch. 11. Hypothesis testing --
ch. 12. The confidence trick --
ch. 13. The Bayesian heresy --
ch. 14. The Mozart of mathematics --
ch. 15. The worm's-eye view --
ch. 16. Doing away with parameters --
ch. 17. When part is better than the whole --
ch. 18. Does smoking cause cancer --
ch. 19. If you want the best person --
ch. 20. Just a plain Texas farm boy --
ch. 21. A genius in the family --
ch. 22. The Picasso of statistics --
ch. 23. Dealing with contamination --
ch. 24. The man who remade industry --
ch. 25. Advice from the lady in black --
ch. 26. The march of the Martingales --
ch. 27. The computer turns upon itself --
ch. 29. The idol with feet of clay.
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Discusses how statistics have changed the field of science in the twentieth century, focusing on the theories and ideas of famous scientists and thinkers.

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