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The Lady Tasting Tea: How statistics revolutionized science in the twentieth century
The Lady Tasting Tea How statistics revolutionized science in the twentieth century Author:David Salsburg The Lady Tasting Tea spotlights not only the theories of Ronald Fisher, a pioneer in the field of statistics who proposed a method to scientifically test hypotheses, but also the revolutionary ideas of dozens of men and women on subjects that affect our everyday lives. Writing with verve and wit, David Salsburg traces breakthroughs ranging from ... more »the rise and fall of Karl Pearson's theories, to methods of quality control that rebuilt postwar Japan's economy, to a pivotal early study on the capacity of a small beer cask at the Guinness brewery. Brimming with intriguing tidbits and colorful characters, The Lady Tasting Tea salutes the spirit of those who dared to look at the world in a new way. **** Often used as a textbook: some underlining.« less
Alisa W. reviewed The Lady Tasting Tea: How statistics revolutionized science in the twentieth century on
This is a fantastic, readable book about the history of statistics, great for a person about to undergo preliminary examination for their advanced degree in any science field - this is how I used it. It is written well enough to be enjoyable even for someone who is just interested in the history of science/stats and doesn't *need* to read it.