David John Bartholomew FBA (born 6 August 1931) is a British statistician who was President of the Royal Statistical Society 1993-1995.
In 1955 he married Marian Elsie Lake, and they have two daughters. Bartholomew has debated atheist physicist Victor Stenger on whether or not God is a failed hypothesis.
He was educated at University College London where he earned his BSc and PhD.
- Scientist, National Coal Board, 1955–57;
- Lecturer in Statistics, University of Keele, 1957–60
- Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1960–67
- Professor of Statistics, University of Kent, 1967–73.
- Professor of Statistics London School of Economics, 1973–96, then Emeritus (Pro-Director, 1988–91)
- President, Royal Statistical Society, 1993–95 (Hon. Sec., 1976–82; Treas., 1989–93)
- Vice-President, Manpower Society, 1987–95
- Chairman, Science and Religion Forum, 1997–2000
- with S.E. Finer and H.B. Berrington Backbench Opinion in the House of Commons, 1955-1959. Oxford: Pergamon Press;
- Stochastic Models for Social Processes, 1967, 3rd edn 1982;
- with E.E. Bassett, Let's Look at the Figures: the quantitative approach to human affairs, Harmondsworth Middlesex: Penguin books (Dutch translation, 1971).
- (jtly) Statistical Inference Under Order Restrictions
- 1972; (jtly) Statistical Techniques for Manpower Planning, 1979, 2nd edn 1991
- Mathematical Methods in Social Science, 1981
- God of Chance, 1984;
- Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis, 1987, 2nd edn (jtly) 1999;
- Uncertain Belief, 1996;
- The Statistical Approach to Social Measurement, 1996;
- (jtly) The Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Scientists, 2002, 2nd edn 2008;
- Measuring Intelligence: facts and fallacies, 2004
- Measurement (4 vols), 2006
- God, Chance and Purpose, Cambridge University Press 2008 ISBN 978-0-521-70708-4
Notes and references
- ^ a b BARTHOLOMEW, Prof. David John’, Who's Who 2009, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2008 accessed 18 Aug 2009
- ^ a b Subject's website