Imperial College London

ProfessorDavidHand

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Senior Research Investigator
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 2843d.j.hand Website CV

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mrs Louise Rowland +44 (0)20 7594 2843

 
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Location

 

547Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Hand:2015:10.1098/rsta.2014.0252,
author = {Hand, DJ},
doi = {10.1098/rsta.2014.0252},
journal = {PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES},
title = {From evidence to understanding: a commentary on Fisher (1922) 'On the mathematical foundations of theoretical statistics'},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2014.0252},
volume = {373},
year = {2015}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The nature of statistics has changed over time. Itwas originally concerned with descriptive ‘mattersof state’—with summarizing population numbers,economic strength and social conditions. But duringthe course of the twentieth century its aim broadenedto include inference—how to use data to shed light onunderlying mechanisms, about what might happen inthe future, about what would happen if certain actionswere taken. Central to this development was RonaldFisher. Over the course of his life he was responsiblefor many of the major conceptual advances instatistics. This is particularly illustrated by his 1922paper, in which he introduced many of the conceptswhich remain fundamental to our understanding ofhow to extract meaning from data, right to the presentday. It is no exaggeration to say that Fisher’s work, asillustrated by the ideas he described and developedin this paper, underlies all modern science, andmuch more besides. This commentary was writtento celebrate the 350th anniversary of the journalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
AU - Hand,DJ
DO - 10.1098/rsta.2014.0252
PY - 2015///
SN - 1364-503X
TI - From evidence to understanding: a commentary on Fisher (1922) 'On the mathematical foundations of theoretical statistics'
T2 - PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2014.0252
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/21610
VL - 373
ER -