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Kendall, Maurice George

  1. Douglas G. Altman

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a17083

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

How to Cite

Altman, D. G. 2005. Kendall, Maurice George. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 4.

Author Information

  1. Cancer Research UK Medical Statistics Group, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


Kendall (1907–1983) worked for the British Chamber of Shipping, then joined the London School of Economics, later directing a computer consultancy company, and then the World Fertility Survey. He revised Yule's classic textbook, then wrote the first comprehensive and advanced book on statistics. Many other books followed, as he did research in many areas including rank correlation, time series, and sample surveys.


  • Yule;
  • rank correlation;
  • time series;
  • surveys;
  • fertility;
  • LSE