History of Statistics - Inference

Inference

Charles S. Peirce (1839—1914) formulated frequentist theories of estimation and hypothesis-testing in (1877—1878) and (1883), in which he introduced "confidence". Peirce also introduced blinded, controlled randomized experiments with a repeated measures design. Peirce invented an optimal design for experiments on gravity.

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