The evolution of statistics in the work of Karl Pearson (1857-1936) and R. A. Fisher (1890-1962)

Title
The evolution of statistics in the work of Karl Pearson (1857-1936) and R. A. Fisher (1890-1962)
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Plamena Panayotova # University of Edinburgh; Introduced by: John MacInnes # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
16th Dec 2019 13:00 - 16th Dec 2019 14:15
Location
Violet Laidlaw Room (6.02), 6th floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/q-step/community/events/research_seminars/2019/the_statistical_works_of_pearson_and_fisher

In this seminar, Plamena Panayotova will talk about her ongoing research into the history of statistics, which would not be complete without the work of Karl Pearson and R. A. Fisher. Plamena will offer an insight into the lives and personalities of both statisticians and examine their major statistical and scientific contributions. The seminar will highlight the changes that Pearson's and Fisher's work brought about in contemporary thinking on fundamental statistical concepts and the subject of statistics itself. These changes mark major evolutionary steps not only in the development of statistics but also in other social and natural sciences which made use of statistical thinking and techniques.

This seminar will take place on 25th November from 1pm in the Violet Laidlaw Room (6.02) on the sixth floor of the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

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