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The lady tasting tea : how statistics revolutionized science in the twentieth century / David Salsburg.


  • ISBN: 0805071342 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780805071344 (pbk.)
  • Description: xi, 340 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman / Owl Book, 2002.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references ([p. 317]-326 and index.
Contents Note: 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.
Subject: Science > Statistical methods > History > 20th century.

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