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Activity Number: 618
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 : 4:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Sponsor: Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies
Abstract #317917 View Presentation
Title: R.A. Fisher and the Statistical ABCs
Author(s): Steven Fienberg*
Companies: Carnegie Mellon University

Sir R.A. Fisher was one of the towering figures of twentieth century statistics. When I encounter a new statistical problem I often ask myself: what would Fisher have to say about this topic. This year is the quasquicentennial of his birth, and I reflect on three major aspects of his legacy, which I will characterize via the letters A, B, and C, and I consider their relevance for some of the challenges facing statistical theory and methodology today.

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