Francis Galton and regression to the mean.

  • Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics
September 01, 2011 By:
  • Senn S.

Galton founded many concepts in statistics, among them correlation, quartile, and percentile. Here Stephen Senn examines one of Galton's most important statistical legacies – one that is at once so trivial that it is blindingly obvious, and so deep that many scientists spend their whole career being fooled by it.

2011 Sep. Significance.8(3):124-126.
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