Fisher’s Testing Methodology

  • Erich L. Lehmann
Chapter

Abstract

We saw in Sect. 1.3 that Student in 1908a brought a new point of view to statistical inference by determining the small-sample (exact) distribution of what he called z, now called t, under the assumption of normality. Student found the correct form of this distribution but was not able to prove it.

Keywords

Royal Statistical Society Bivariate Normal Distribution Fisher State Introductory Chapter Proposed Test Statistic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erich L. Lehmann
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  1. 1.BerkeleyUSA

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