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## No “Mean” Solution: Reformulating Statistics, Disciplining Scientists

*Arunabh Ghosh*

### in Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- September 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780691179476
- eISBN:
- 9780691199214
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691179476.003.0004
- Subject:
- History, Asian History

This chapter explores how this new understanding of statistics became dominant in the 1950s and how it affected the valuation of key concepts and methods. It first unpacks attempts at demarcation by ... More

## Bayesian Models: A Statistical Primer for Ecologists

*N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten*

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691159287
- eISBN:
- 9781400866557
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691159287.001.0001
- Subject:
- Biology, Ecology

Bayesian modeling has become an indispensable tool for ecological research because it is uniquely suited to deal with complexity in a statistically coherent way. This book provides a comprehensive ... More

## The Roots of Biometrical Statistics

*Theodore M. Porter*

### in The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- January 2021
- ISBN:
- 9780691208428
- eISBN:
- 9780691210520
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691208428.003.0010
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the roots of biometrical statistics. That the modern field of mathematical statistics developed out of biometry is not wholly fortuitous. The quantitative study of biological ... More

## Conclusion

*Arunabh Ghosh*

### in Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- September 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780691179476
- eISBN:
- 9780691199214
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691179476.003.0009
- Subject:
- History, Asian History

This concluding chapter returns to the main themes of the book before ending with a brief overture to developments in 1979. In that year, the statistician Dai Shiguang published two influential ... More

## Decision Theory and Bayesian Inference

*Luc Bauwens, Michel Lubrano, and Jean-François Richard*

### in Bayesian Inference in Dynamic Econometric Models

- Published in print:
- 2000
- Published Online:
- September 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780198773122
- eISBN:
- 9780191695315
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198773122.003.0001
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses the relationship between mathematical statistics, decision theory, and the application of Bayesian inference to econometrics. It analyses the Bayesian approach to decision ... More

## Conclusion

*Theodore M. Porter*

### in The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- January 2021
- ISBN:
- 9780691208428
- eISBN:
- 9780691210520
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691208428.003.0011
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This concluding chapter addresses how statistics has assumed the trappings of a modern academic discipline primarily during the last half century. The intellectual character of statistics had been ... More

## Directed projects in a mathematical statistics course

*Andrew Gelman and Deborah Nolan*

### in Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- September 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198785699
- eISBN:
- 9780191827518
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198785699.003.0020
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

In this chapter we present a model for using case studies for the core of an undergraduate theoretical statistics course. These case studies have more depth than most examples found in typical ... More

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