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## Bayesian Models: A Statistical Primer for Ecologists

*N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten*

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691159287
- eISBN:
- 9781400866557
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691159287.001.0001
- Subject:
- Biology, Ecology

Bayesian modeling has become an indispensable tool for ecological research because it is uniquely suited to deal with complexity in a statistically coherent way. This book provides a comprehensive ... More

## No “Mean” Solution: Reformulating Statistics, Disciplining Scientists

*Arunabh Ghosh*

### in Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- September 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780691179476
- eISBN:
- 9780691199214
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691179476.003.0004
- Subject:
- History, Asian History

This chapter explores how this new understanding of statistics became dominant in the 1950s and how it affected the valuation of key concepts and methods. It first unpacks attempts at demarcation by ... More

## The Roots of Biometrical Statistics

*Theodore M. Porter*

### in The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- January 2021
- ISBN:
- 9780691208428
- eISBN:
- 9780691210520
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691208428.003.0010
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the roots of biometrical statistics. That the modern field of mathematical statistics developed out of biometry is not wholly fortuitous. The quantitative study of biological ... More

## Conclusion

*Arunabh Ghosh*

### in Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- September 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780691179476
- eISBN:
- 9780691199214
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691179476.003.0009
- Subject:
- History, Asian History

This concluding chapter returns to the main themes of the book before ending with a brief overture to developments in 1979. In that year, the statistician Dai Shiguang published two influential ... More

## Conclusion

*Theodore M. Porter*

### in The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- January 2021
- ISBN:
- 9780691208428
- eISBN:
- 9780691210520
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691208428.003.0011
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This concluding chapter addresses how statistics has assumed the trappings of a modern academic discipline primarily during the last half century. The intellectual character of statistics had been ... More

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