The Lady Tasting Tea
|Genre||History of science and technology|
|Publisher||Henry Holt and Company|
|May 1, 2002|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Use Of Restricted Significance Tests In Clinical Trials|
|Followed by||Love Poems to Fran|
The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century (ISBN 0-8050-7134-2) is a book by David Salsburg about the history of modern statistics and the role it played in the development of science and industry.
The title comes from the "lady tasting tea", an example from the famous book, The Design of Experiments, by Ronald A. Fisher. Regarding Fisher's example, the statistician Debabrata Basu wrote that "the famous case of the 'lady tasting tea'" was "one of the two supporting pillars [...] of the randomization analysis of experimental data".
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