His book Dicing with Death is published by Cambridge University Press and covers (among other matters) Francis Galton and the history of regression to the mean.
Francis Galton and regression to the mean
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2011
© 2011 The Royal Statistical Society
Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 124–126, September 2011
How to Cite
Senn, S. (2011), Francis Galton and regression to the mean. Significance, 8: 124–126. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2011.00509.x
- Issue published online: 25 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2011
Galton founded many concepts in statistics, among them correlation, quartile, and percentile. Here Stephen Senn examines one of Galton's most important statistical legacies – one that is at once so trivial that it is blindingly obvious, and so deep that many scientists spend their whole career being fooled by it.