Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher

1890 - 1962

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The contributions Fisher made included the development of methods suitable for small samples, the discovery of the precise distributions of many sample statistics and the invention of analysis of variance.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (13 books/articles)

Some Quotations (3)

A Poster of R A Fisher

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Preface to R A Fisher: the life of a scientist
  2. R A Fisher's Introduction to Statistical Methods
  3. R A Fisher's History of Statistics
  4. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to R A Fisher
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Fellow of the Royal Society1929
Royal Society Royal Medal1938
RSS Guy Medal in Gold1946
Royal Society Copley Medal1955


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
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  3. University of Minnesota
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  3. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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