Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics

Applications: Harold Silverstone: A Perspective

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This paper is a perspective on the scientific contributions of the politically controversial New Zealand‐born statistician Harold Silverstone (1915‐74). His scientific work — including a classic paper on minimum variance with A.C. Aitken — produced some key results in estimation theory. He also contributed significantly to the practical application of statistics, particularly the development of statistical consulting services in medicine.

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