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Sir Arthur Lyon Bowley

(1869—1957) statistician

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Dennis Holme Robertson

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Robertson was born on 23 May 1890 at Lowestoft, Suffolk. He died on 21 April 1963 at Cambridge. He was the youngest of the six children of Dr James Robertson, schoolmaster, clergyman and...

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estimator

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

A statistic used to estimate a parameter. The realized value of an estimator for a particular sample of data is called the estimate (or point estimate).

If the expectation of the...

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Josiah Charles Stamp

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Stamp was born in Kilburn, London on 21 June 1880, the third of seven children of Charles Stamp, an up-and-coming shopkeeper, and his wife Clara Jane (née Evans), the daughter of a Welsh...

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Lilian Charlotte Anne Knowles

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Knowles was born Lilian Tomm in Truro, Cornwall in 1870, and died in London on 25 April 1926. She was educated at Truro High School and then at Girton College, Cambridge, where she received...

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Sir Roy George Douglas Allen

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Economics.

(1906–83)

Allen was born 3 June 1906 at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and died 29 September 1983 at Southwold, Suffolk. He was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester and...

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skew

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Probability and Statistics.

(in statistics)

A measure of the symmetry of a frequency distribution. If frequent scores are clustered at the lower end of the distribution and the tail points towards the higher...

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