Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The History of Statistics in the Classrom

You've probably gathered already that I like to incorporate material relating to the history of econometrics, and the history of statistics, into my classroom material. I've always found that it adds perspective, and knowing something about the characters who've contributed to the development of the discipline brings the material to life.

A few years ago, Herbert David presented a paper at the Joint Statistical Meetings, titled "The History of Statistics in the Classroom". It discusses three big players - Laplace, Gauss, and Fisher. You can download a copy of the paper here.

© 2013, David E. Giles

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