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The Lady Tasting Tea By David Salsburg

The Lady Tasting Tea by David Salsburg

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Summary

In this book, readers encounter the ideas of dozens of men and women whose revolutionary work affects our everyday lives. It is not a book of dry facts and figures, but the history of great individuals who dared to look at the world in a new way.

The Lady Tasting Tea Summary

The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statisticians Revolutionized Science in the 20th Century by David Salsburg

At a summer tea party in Cambridge, England, a lady states that tea poured into milk tastes differently than that of milk poured into tea. Her notion is shouted down by the scientific minds of the group. But one guest, by the name Ronald Aylmer Fisher, proposes to scientifically test the lady's hypothesis. In this book, readers encounter not only Ronald Fisher's theories (and their repercussions), but the ideas of dozens of men and women whose revolutionary work affects our everyday lives. Writing with verve and wit, author David Salsburg traces the rise and fall of Karl Pearson's theories, explores W. Edwards Deming's statistical methods of quality control (which rebuilt postwar Japan's economy), and relates the story of Stella Cunliff's early work on the capacity of small beer casks at the Guinness brewing factory. This book is not a book of dry facts and figures, but the history of great individuals who dared to look at the world in a new way.

The Lady Tasting Tea Reviews

'This is the fun side of statistics. David Salsburg's popular account of some of the great statisticians is a great read, full of anecdotes and unusual personal information.' - David Colquhoun, Nature

About David Salsburg

DAVID SALSBURG is a retired pharmaceutical company statistician, currently working as a private consultant.

Table of 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 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 Intent to Treat - The Computer Turns upon Itself - The Idol with Feet of Clay - Timeline - Bibliography

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CIN000258268
9780716741060
0716741067
The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statisticians Revolutionized Science in the 20th Century by David Salsburg
Used - Very Good
Hardback
W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
2001-08-13
351
N/A
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