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Reconsidering the fundamental contributions of Fisher and Neyman on experimentation and sampling. (English) Zbl 0899.62003
Summary: R. A. Fisher and Jerzy Neyman are commonly acknowledged as the statisticians who provided the basic ideas that underpin the design of experiments and the design of sample surveys, respectively. We reconsider the key contributions of these great men to the two areas of research. We also explain how the controversy surrounding Neyman’s 1935 paper on agricultural experimentation in effect led to a split in research on experiments and on sample surveys.

MSC:
62-03 History of statistics
62D05 Sampling theory, sample surveys
62K99 Design of statistical experiments
01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century
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