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In Praise of Simplicity not Mathematistry! Ten Simple Powerful Ideas for the Statistical Scientist

2013
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Journal of the American Statistical Association
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Ronald Fisher was by all accounts a first-rate mathematician, but he saw himself as a scientist, not a mathematician, and he railed against what George Box called (in his Fisher lecture) "mathematistry". Mathematics is the indispensable foundation for statistics, but our subject is constantly under assault by people who want to turn statistics into a branch of mathematics, making the subject as impenetrable to non-mathematicians as possible. Valuing simplicity, I describe ten simple and

doi:10.1080/01621459.2013.787932
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