torsdag 13 april 2017

A History of Statistics

David Schwinn
A History of Statistics | Quality Digest:
This month’s column comes from a convergence of finishing my article, “Statistical Thinking for OD Professionals,” for the OD Practitioner, and reading “How Statistics Lost their Power—and Why We Should Fear What Comes Next” in the Guardian, and Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil (Crown Publishing Group, 2016). I modestly titled this column “A History of Statistics,” even though I have only six credit hours of statistics education. A better title might be “Dave’s Pretty True Story of the Evolution of Statistics.” Here goes.

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