On Student's 1908 Article “The Probable Error of a Mean”

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title={On Student's 1908 Article “The Probable Error of a Mean”},
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• S. Zabell
• Published 1 March 2008
• Mathematics
• Journal of the American Statistical Association
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the appearance of William Sealey Gosset's celebrated article, “The Probable Error of a Mean” (Student 1908a). Gosset's elegant result represented the first in a series of exact, “small-sample” results that were developed by Gosset, Fisher, and others to form a central component of the modern theory of statistical inference. This review celebrates the centenary of Gosset's article by discussing both its background and its impact on statistical theory and…

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