Reference numberRR/16/417
TitleReferee's report by William Davidson Niven, on two papers 'On a property which holds good for all groupings of a normal distribution of frequency for two variables, with applications to the study of contingency-tables for the inheritance of unmeasured qualities' and 'On the influence of bias and of personal equation in statistics of ill-defined qualities: An experimental study' by George Udney Yule
Date18 December 1905
DescriptionLarmor's proposal to adopt the suggestion made by Mr Mathew's in the concluding paragraph of his report seems to be the best decision under the circumstances and it also commends itself to Professor [William] Burnside. The proposal is to recast the paper 'on a property which holds good, adding the essential features of the second paper' on the influence of bees.. et cetera', and to withdraw the latter as it stands at present. The alternative is to submit the papers to a third referee but Niven doubts whether any advantage could be obtained thereby, Mathews having considered the points so carefully.

Yule might be informed of the suggestion as to lithographing his tables.

[Both papers published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1906].

Endorsed on verso as received 19 December 1905.
Physical descriptionReport on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1906.0029
DOI: 10.1098/rspa.1906.0030
Related records in the catalogueRR/16/409
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6649Niven; Sir; William Davidson (1842 - 1917)1842 - 1917
NA1151Yule; George Udny (1871 - 1951)1871 - 1951
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