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February 2005 Fisher in 1921
Stephen Stigler
Statist. Sci. 20(1): 32-49 (February 2005). DOI: 10.1214/088342305000000025

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Ronald A. Fisher’s 1921 article on mathematical statistics (submitted and read in 1921; published in 1922) was arguably the most influential article on that subject in the twentieth century, yet up to that time Fisher was primarily occupied with other pursuits. A number of previously published documents are examined in a new light to argue that the origin of that work owes a considerable (and unacknowledged) debt to a challenge issued in 1916 by Karl Pearson.

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Stephen Stigler. "Fisher in 1921." Statist. Sci. 20 (1) 32 - 49, February 2005. https://doi.org/10.1214/088342305000000025

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Published: February 2005
First available in Project Euclid: 6 June 2005

zbMATH: 1100.01511
MathSciNet: MR2182986
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/088342305000000025

Rights: Copyright © 2005 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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