Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists

Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists

Author(s): Richard Boddy, Gordon Smith

Print ISBN: 9780470746646

Online ISBN: 9780470749296

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749296

Author Biography

About the Author

Richard Boddy was a co-founder of Statistics for Industry and has been a Director of the company for 30 years during which time he has lectured on more than 300 courses to scientists and technologists from industry. He has jointly written more than 10 manuals on the use of statistics in Experimental Design, Quality Assurance, Microbiology and Analytical Chemistry among others. He is also co-author of Statistics for Analytical Chemists (Chapman & Hall 1983). He has acted as a consultant to a large number of companies including BP, Glaxo, Ineos, SKF, Chivas, Dupont, BNFL, and British Energy. Previously he was a Chemist with ICI before becoming a Chartered Statistician.

Gordon Smith has always been passionately interested in the practical application of statistics and in the clear communication of it to clients and colleagues in terms which have meaning to them. He was a University research fellow and tutor at Aberdeen University, statistician at the Torry Research Station (part of the then Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) where he provided consultancy to scientists of all disciplines in fish technology, collaborating on research papers and providing training in the use of statistics and statistical packages, and director of Statistics for Industry where he developed and presented training courses to scientists and technologists of all disciplines at all level.

Statistics for Industry is a renowned training and consultancy company which was founded in1977 and have trained over 10,000 scientists and technologists in a variety of statistical applications. They have presented courses in Belgium, China, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, The Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, UK and the USA.