Talk:M. S. Bartlett

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Bartlett's test[edit]

I don't think that Bartlett's test is due to this Bartlett. Cutler 09:30, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

From [1] we have the reference
  • Bartlett, M. S. (1937). Properties of sufficiency and statistical tests. Proceedings of the Royal Statistical Society Series A 160, 268–282.
The same reference appears elsewhere. --Salix alba (talk) 09:59, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Born in London[edit]

There is some confusion about whether Bartlett was born in London or Stoke-on-Trent.

One reference that indicates Stoke-on-Trent is an obituary by Cox (2002, ISI Newsl 26:77).

Several references indicate London, specifically Chiswick, London. Not only an obituary (Statistician 51:399-402), but separate interviews by Gani (1982, The Making of Statisticians, Springer, 41-60) and Olkin (1989, Stat Sci 4:151-163).

Given the amount of biographical detail provided by Bartlett himself during the interviews, London seems much more likely than Stoke-on-Trent, unless further references can be supplied.