Karl Pearson: A Reader’s Guide
This website There is a large and scattered literature on the work and life of Karl Pearson (1857-1936), applied mathematician, philosopher of science, biometrician, statistician, eugenist and contributor to “the woman’s question.” This guide contains a biography of Karl Pearson and a bibliography. It lists writings by statisticians, geneticists, several varieties of historian—of science, of politics, of social thought, of feminism, of literature—and sociologists of science. It tries to accommodate different interests and levels of sophistication. However the coverage is neither exhaustive nor uniform and the emphasis is on the history of statistics.
and people: Bayes’ Theorem,
biometry, χ2 goodness of fit, correlation, elasticity,
eugenics, feminism, method of moments, Pearson curves, regression, socialism;
Karl Pearson, William Bateson, Ronald Fisher, Francis Galton, William Sealy
Gosset (“Student”), Major Greenwood, John Maynard Keynes, Jerzy Neyman,. Egon
Sharpe Pearson, Maria Sharpe, Olive Schreiner, W. F.
Links This guide has external links to
like the MacTutor History of
Mathematics Archive or Wikipedia and to subscriber
sites, like JSTO
John Aldrich, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. (home) Original version February 2001. Latest revision May 2013.