By Andrew I Dale
Arthur Lyon Bowley, the founder of glossy facts, was once a major and colourful determine and a pacesetter in cementing the rules of statistical method, together with survey method, and of the functions of data to reasonably priced and social matters through the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. in lots of respects, he was once sooner than his time. The giants during this box round that point have been mostly targeted within the British Isles and Scandinavian nations; between those members, Arthur Bowley used to be some of the most lively in revolutionizing statistical method and its financial purposes. even if, Bowley has been enormously undervalued through next commentators - whereas 1000s of articles and books were written on Karl Pearson, these on Arthur Bowley volume to a dozen or much less. This ebook seeks to therapy this and fill in a tremendous omission within the monographical literature at the historical past of records. specifically, the hot resurgence of curiosity in poverty examine has resulted in a renewed curiosity in Bowley's legacy.