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Author Salsburg, David, 1931-

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

Imprint New York : W.H. Freeman, 2001.


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Description xi, 340 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references ([p. 317]-326 and index.
Contents The lady tasting tea -- The skew distributions -- That dear Mr. Gosset -- Raking over the muck heap -- "Studies in crop variation" -- "The hundred-year flood" -- Fisher triumphant -- The dose that kills -- The bell-shaped curve -- Testing the goodness of fit -- Hypothesis testing -- The confidence trick -- The Bayesian heresy -- The Mozart of mathematics -- The worm's-eye view -- Doing away with parameters -- When part is better than the whole -- Does smoking cause cancer -- If you want the best person -- Just a plain Texas farm boy -- A genius in the family -- The Picasso of statistics -- Dealing with contamination -- The man who remade industry -- Advice from the lady in black -- The march of the Martingales -- The computer turns upon itself -- The idol with feet of clay.
Subject Science -- Statistical methods -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0716741067 (hardcover)

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