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The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom
Stephen M. Stigler
 Format
 Book
 Published
 Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
 Language
 English
 Variant Title
 7 pillars of statistical wisdom
 Statistical wisdom
 ISBN
 9780674088917, 0674088913
 Summary
 "A summary of the seven most consequential ideas in the history of statistics, ideas that have proven their importance over a century or more and yet still define the basis of statistical science in the present day. Separately each was a radical idea when introduced, and most remain radical today when they are extended to new territory. Together they define statistics as a scientific field in a way that differentiates it from mathematics and computer science, fields which partner with statistics today but also maintain their separate identities. These "pillars" are presented in their historical context, and some flavor of their development and variety of forms is also given in historical context. The framework of these seven is quite different from the usual ways statistical ideas are arranged, such as in most courses on the subject, and thus they give a new way to think about statistics."Provided by publisher.
 Contents
 Aggregation : from tables and means to least squares
 Information : its measurement and rate of change
 Likelihood : calibration on a probability scale
 Intercomparison : withinsample variation as a standard
 Regression : multivariate analysis, Bayesian inference, and causal inference
 Design : experimental planning and the role of randomization
 Residual : scientific logic, model comparison, and diagnostic display.
 Description
 230 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
 Notes
 Includes bibliographical references (pages 211223) and index.
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