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dc.contributor.authorKoenker, Rogeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-16T13:17:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-16T13:17:55Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.pidoi:10.1920/wp.cem.2008.2808en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64707-
dc.description.abstractData is reanalyzed from an important series of 19th century experiments conducted by C. S. Peirce and designed to study the plausibility of the Gaussian law of errors for astronomical observations. Contrary to the findings of Peirce, but in accordance with subsequent analysis by Fréchet and Wilson and Hilferty, we find normality implausible and medians an attractive alternative to means for the analysis.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCentre for Microdata Methods and Practice Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriescemmap working paper CWP28/08en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwStatistischer Fehleren_US
dc.subject.stwMaßzahlen_US
dc.subject.stwStatistische Methodeen_US
dc.subject.stwDogmengeschichteen_US
dc.titleThe median is the message: Wilson and Hilferty's reanalysis of C. S. Peirce's experiments on the law of errorsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn583816673en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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