Reference numberRR/16/409
TitleReferee's report by Alfred North Whitehead, on a paper 'The influence of bias of personal equation in statistics of ill-defined qualities: an experimental study' by George Udny Yule
DateNovember 1905
DescriptionSectional Committee: Mathematics

Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions in full and without modification. There are no illustrations but all the tables of statistics should be published. The paper is concerned with the formal peculiarities of the statistics themselves and not with the matter of the statistics. The paper is concerned with a novel experiment which elicits a new fact of considerable importance. The paper is not controversial. Whitehead gives his definition of a controversial paper and notes that in other senses every advance in knowledge is controversial and the most important advances have provoked the fiercest controversies.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1906].

Endorsed on verso as received 23 November 1905.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type A)
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1906.0030
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/410
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6260Whitehead; Alfred North (1861 - 1947)1861 - 1947
NA1151Yule; George Udny (1871 - 1951)1871 - 1951
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