Fisher, Statistics, and Randomization


One of Fisher’s most important scientific contributions is the paradigm of randomized experiments. I will try to trace the origin of this idea and highlight how it is rooted in Fisher’s cross-disciplinary interest in mathematics, biology, statistics, and genetics. I will also try to review the debate between Fisher and Neyman on the foundation of statistical inference and Fisher’s reservations about observational studies.

2022-04-22 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM
Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge