A Study on the History of Statistics in the Early Twentieth Century Focused on Statistical Tests and Psychology

20세기 전반기 통계학사에 대한 연구 : 통계적 검정과 심리학을 중심으로

  • Jo, Jae Keun (Dept. of Informational Statistics, Kyungsung Univ.)
  • Received : 2013.05.17
  • Accepted : 2013.08.09
  • Published : 2013.08.31


It was not until the early twentieth century that statistics emerged as an independent academic discipline. The developments of statistical theory and methods would not have been possible without heated controversies among founding fathers. One of them, controversy on the statistical test between R. A. Fisher and J. Neyman, E. S. Pearson had been very fierce and long-lasting. On the other hand it was in the early twentieth century that psychologists began to utilize statistical test which was a hybrid of tests developed by Fisher and Neyman-Pearson. By considering the history of fields such as psychology, we can see distinctive characteristics specific to the history of statistics.


Supported by : 경성대학교


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