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Karl Pearson

Subtitle:
evolutionary biology and the emergence of a modern theory of statistics (1884-1936)
Abstract:

This thesis examines the development of modern statistical theory and its emergence as a highly specialised mathematical discipline at the end of the nineteenth century. The statistical work of the mathematician and statistician Karl Pearson (1857-1936), who almost singularly created the modern theory of statistics, is the focus of the thesis. The impact of the statistical and experimental work of the Darwinian zoologist W.F.R. Weldon (1860-1906), on the emergence and construction of Pear...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Modern History
Publication date:
1994
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602325041
URN:
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Local pid:
td:602325041

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