Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher

NameSir Ronald Aylmer Fisher
Job titleStatistician - statistician, geneticist, eugenicist and high school teacher
Web address (URL)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Fisher
Preferred citationFisher, R. A.
TitleFisher, R. A.

Research outputs

New tables of Behrens' test of significance

Fisher, R. A. and Healy, M. J. R. 1956. New tables of Behrens' test of significance. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (Statistical Methodology). 18 (2), pp. 212-216.

Statistical methods and scientific induction

Fisher, R. A. 1955. Statistical methods and scientific induction. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (Statistical Methodology).

The Relation Between the Number of Species and the Number of Individuals in a Random Sample of an Animal Population

Fisher, R. A., Corbet, A. S. and Williams, C. B. 1943. The Relation Between the Number of Species and the Number of Individuals in a Random Sample of an Animal Population. Journal of Animal Ecology. 12 (1), pp. 42-58. https://doi.org/10.2307/1411

The relation between the number of species and the number of individuals in a random sample of an animal population

Fisher, R. A., Corbet, A. S. and Williams, C. B. 1943. The relation between the number of species and the number of individuals in a random sample of an animal population. Journal of Animal Ecology. 12 (1), pp. 42-58. https://doi.org/10.2307/1411

The statistical utilization of multiple measurements

Fisher, R. A. 1938. The statistical utilization of multiple measurements. Annals of Eugenics. 8 (4), pp. 376-386. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-1809.1938.tb02189.x

The Effects of Rainfall and Temperature on Percolation through drain gauges

Koshal, R. S. and Fisher, R. A. 1934. The Effects of Rainfall and Temperature on Percolation through drain gauges. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 24 (1), pp. 105-135. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859600012478

The 6×6 latin squares

Fisher, R. A. and Yates, F. 1934. The 6×6 latin squares. Mathematical Proceedings Of The Cambridge Philosophical Society. 30 (4), pp. 492-507. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305004100012731

Statistical tables

Fisher, R. A. 1933. Statistical tables. Nature.

Selection in the production of the ever-sporting stocks

Fisher, R. A. 1933. Selection in the production of the ever-sporting stocks. Annals of Botany. 47 (188), pp. 727-733.

On the evidence against the chemical induction of melanism in Lepidoptera

Fisher, R. A. 1933. On the evidence against the chemical induction of melanism in Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 112 (778), pp. 407-416. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1933.0018

The concepts of inverse probability and fiducial probability referring to unknown parameters

Fisher, R. A. 1933. The concepts of inverse probability and fiducial probability referring to unknown parameters. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 139 (838), pp. 343-348.

Number of Mendelian factors in quantitative inheritance

Fisher, R. A. 1933. Number of Mendelian factors in quantitative inheritance. Nature. 131, p. 400. https://doi.org/10.1038/131400a0

Inheritance of Acquired Characters

Fisher, R. A. 1932. Inheritance of Acquired Characters. Nature. 130, p. 579. https://doi.org/10.1038/130579a0

A new series of allelomorphs in mice

Dunn, L. C. and Fisher, R. A. 1932. A new series of allelomorphs in mice. Nature. 139 (3247), p. 130.

Rothamsted Conference RC No 13 : The Technique of Field Experiments : Rothamsted conferences on present day problems on crop production : being the report of a conference held at Rothamsted on XX 1932

Russell, E. J., Fisher, R. A., Wishart, J., Stapledon, R. G., Armstrong, S. F., Lewis, A. H., Manson, A.D., Procter, J., Hoblyn, T. N., Garner, H. V., Watson, D. J. and Carroll, T. H. J. Russell, E. W. (ed.) 1932. Rothamsted Conference RC No 13 : The Technique of Field Experiments : Rothamsted conferences on present day problems on crop production : being the report of a conference held at Rothamsted on XX 1932. Harpenden Rothamsted Research.

The evolutionary modification of genetic phenomena

Fisher, R. A. 1932. The evolutionary modification of genetic phenomena. Proceedings 6th International Congress of Genetics. 1, pp. 165-172.

The bearing of genetics on theories of evolution

Fisher, R. A. 1932. The bearing of genetics on theories of evolution. Science Progress in the Twentieth Century (1919-1933). 27 (106), pp. 273-287.

The derivation of the pattern formulae of two-way partitions from those of simpler patterns

Fisher, R. A. and Wishart, J. 1932. The derivation of the pattern formulae of two-way partitions from those of simpler patterns. Proceedings Of The London Mathematical Society. s2-33 (1), pp. 195-208. https://doi.org/10.1112/plms/s2-33.1.195

Inverse probability and the use of likelihood

Fisher, R. A. 1932. Inverse probability and the use of likelihood. Mathematical Proceedings Of The Cambridge Philosophical Society. 28 (3), pp. 257-261. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305004100010094

The genetical interpretation of statistics of the third degree in the study of quantitative inheritance

Fisher, R. A., Immer, F. R. and Tedin, O. 1932. The genetical interpretation of statistics of the third degree in the study of quantitative inheritance. Genetics. 17 (2), pp. 107-124.

Pasteurised and Raw Milk

Fisher, R. A. and Bartlett, S. 1931. Pasteurised and Raw Milk. Nature. 127, pp. 591-592. https://doi.org/10.1038/127591c0

XVII—The distribution of gene ratios for rare mutations

Fisher, R. A. 1931. XVII—The distribution of gene ratios for rare mutations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 50, pp. 204-219. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0370164600044886

The evolution of dominance

Fisher, R. A. 1931. The evolution of dominance. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 6 (4), pp. 345-368. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-185X.1931.tb01030.x

The arrangement of field experiments and the statistical reduction of the results

Fisher, R. A. and Wishart, J. 1930. The arrangement of field experiments and the statistical reduction of the results. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.8v20y

The evolution of dominance in certain polymorphic species

Fisher, R. A. 1930. The evolution of dominance in certain polymorphic species. The American Naturalist. 64 (694), pp. 385-406. https://doi.org/10.1086/280325

Moments and product moments of sampling distributions

Fisher, R. A. 1930. Moments and product moments of sampling distributions. Proceedings Of The London Mathematical Society. s2-30 (1), pp. 199-238. https://doi.org/10.1112/plms/s2-30.1.199

The moments of the distribution for normal samples of measures of departure from normality

Fisher, R. A. 1930. The moments of the distribution for normal samples of measures of departure from normality. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 130 (812), pp. 16-28.

Biometry and evolution

Fisher, R. A. 1930. Biometry and evolution. Nature. 126, p. 246. https://doi.org/10.1038/126246a0

Mortality amongst plants and its bearing on natural selection

Fisher, R. A. 1930. Mortality amongst plants and its bearing on natural selection. Nature. 125, p. 972. https://doi.org/10.1038/125972a0

Inverse probability

Fisher, R. A. 1930. Inverse probability. Mathematical Proceedings Of The Cambridge Philosophical Society. 26 (4), pp. 528-535. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305004100016297681

The evolution of dominance reply to Professor Sewall Wright

Fisher, R. A. 1929. The evolution of dominance reply to Professor Sewall Wright. The American Naturalist. 63 (689), pp. 553-556. https://doi.org/10.1086/280289

Population and depopulation

Fisher, R. A. 1929. Population and depopulation. Nature. 123, pp. 357-358. https://doi.org/10.1038/123357a0

The over-production of food

Fisher, R. A. 1929. The over-production of food. Realist. 1, pp. 45-60.

The variability of species in the Lepidoptera, with reference to abundance and sex

Fisher, R. A. and Ford, E. B. 1929. The variability of species in the Lepidoptera, with reference to abundance and sex. Ecological Entomology. 76 (2), pp. 367-384. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1929.tb01411.x

Tests of significance in harmonic analysis

Fisher, R. A. 1929. Tests of significance in harmonic analysis. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 125 (796), pp. 54-59. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.1929.0151

Studies in crop variation: VI. Experiments on the response of the potato to potash and nitrogen

Eden, T. and Fisher, R. A. 1929. Studies in crop variation: VI. Experiments on the response of the potato to potash and nitrogen. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 19 (2), pp. 201-213. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859600011254

The sieve of Eratosthenes

Fisher, R. A. 1929. The sieve of Eratosthenes. The Mathematical Gazette. 14 (204), pp. 564-566. https://doi.org/10.2307/3607073

A preliminary note on the effect of sodium silicate in increasing the yield of barley

Fisher, R. A. 1929. A preliminary note on the effect of sodium silicate in increasing the yield of barley. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 19, pp. 132-139.

Maximum-and Minimum-Correlation Tables in Comparative Climatology

Fisher, R. A. and Hoblyn, T. N. 1928. Maximum-and Minimum-Correlation Tables in Comparative Climatology. Geografiska Annaler. 10 (3), pp. 267-281. https://doi.org/10.1080/20014422.1928.11880484

The possible modification of the response of the wild type to recurrent mutations

Fisher, R. A. 1928. The possible modification of the response of the wild type to recurrent mutations. The American Naturalist. 62 (679), pp. 115-126. https://doi.org/10.1086/280193

Two further notes on the origin of dominance

Fisher, R. A. 1928. Two further notes on the origin of dominance. The American Naturalist. 62 (683), pp. 571-574. https://doi.org/10.1086/280234

The general sampling distribution of the multiple correlation coefficient

Fisher, R. A. 1928. The general sampling distribution of the multiple correlation coefficient. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 121 (788), pp. 654-673. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.1928.0224

Triplet children in Great Britain and Ireland

Fisher, R. A. 1928. Triplet children in Great Britain and Ireland. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences. 102 (717), pp. 286-311. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1928.0005

Limiting forms of the frequency distribution of the largest or smallest member of a sample

Fisher, R. A. and Tippett, L. H. C. 1928. Limiting forms of the frequency distribution of the largest or smallest member of a sample. Mathematical Proceedings Of The Cambridge Philosophical Society. 24 (2), pp. 180-190. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305004100015681

The estimation of linkage from the offspring of selfed heterozygotes

Fisher, R. A. and Balmukand, B. 1928. The estimation of linkage from the offspring of selfed heterozygotes. Journal of Genetics. 20 (1), pp. 79-92. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf02983317

Further note on the capillary forces in an ideal soil

Fisher, R. A. 1928. Further note on the capillary forces in an ideal soil. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 18 (3), pp. 406-410. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859600019432

On some objections to mimicry theory; statistical and genetic

Fisher, R. A. 1927. On some objections to mimicry theory; statistical and genetic. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London. 75 (2), pp. 269-278. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1927.tb00074.x

On the Existence of Daily Changes in the Bacterial Numbers in American Soil

Thornton, H. G. and Fisher, R. A. 1927. On the Existence of Daily Changes in the Bacterial Numbers in American Soil. Soil Science. 23 (4), pp. 253-259.

On the distribution of the error of an interpolated value, and on the construction of tables

Fisher, R. A. and Wishart, J. 1927. On the distribution of the error of an interpolated value, and on the construction of tables. Mathematical Proceedings Of The Cambridge Philosophical Society. 23 (8), pp. 912-921. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305004100013785

Studies in crop variation: IV. The experimental determination of the value of top dressings with cereals

Eden, T. and Fisher, R. A. 1927. Studies in crop variation: IV. The experimental determination of the value of top dressings with cereals. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 17 (4), pp. 548-562. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859600018827

The Resemblance between Twins, a Statistical Examination of Lauterbach's Measurements Correction

Fisher, R. A. 1926. The Resemblance between Twins, a Statistical Examination of Lauterbach's Measurements Correction. 11 (1), p. 83.

Variability of Species

Fisher, R. A. and Ford, E. B. 1926. Variability of Species. Nature. 118, p. 515. https://doi.org/10.1038/118515a0

On the capillary forces in an ideal soil; correction of formulae given by W. B. Haines

Fisher, R. A. 1926. On the capillary forces in an ideal soil; correction of formulae given by W. B. Haines. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 16 (3), pp. 492-505. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859600007838

Bayes' theorem and the fourfold table

Fisher, R. A. 1926. Bayes' theorem and the fourfold table. Eugenics Review. 18 (1), pp. 32-33.

The arrangement of field experiments

Fisher, R. A. 1926. The arrangement of field experiments. Journal of the Ministry of Agriculture. 33, pp. 503-515. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.8v61q

XI.—The Theory of the Mechanical Analysis of Sediments by means of the Automatic Balance

Fisher, R. A. and Oden, S. 1925. XI.—The Theory of the Mechanical Analysis of Sediments by means of the Automatic Balance. Proceedings - Royal Society of Edinburgh. 44, pp. 98-115. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0370164600020836

Statistical tests of agreement between observation and hypothesis

Fisher, R. A. 1925. Statistical tests of agreement between observation and hypothesis. Economica. 8, pp. 139-147. https://doi.org/10.2307/2548482

Applications of Student's distribution New tables for testing the significance of observations Expansion of student's integral in powers of n-1

Fisher, R. A. 1925. Applications of Student's distribution New tables for testing the significance of observations Expansion of student's integral in powers of n-1. Metron. 5, pp. 90-104.

Statistical methods for research workers

Fisher, R. A. 1925. Statistical methods for research workers. Oliver and Boyd.

Theory of statistical estimation

Fisher, R. A. 1925. Theory of statistical estimation. Mathematical Proceedings Of The Cambridge Philosophical Society. 22 (5), pp. 700-725. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305004100009580

The resemblance between twins, a statistical examination of Lauterbach's measurements

Fisher, R. A. 1925. The resemblance between twins, a statistical examination of Lauterbach's measurements. Genetics. 10 (6), pp. 569-579.

Note on the numerical evaluation of a Bessel function derivative

Ansell, P. R. and Fisher, R. A. 1925. Note on the numerical evaluation of a Bessel function derivative. Proceedings Of The London Mathematical Society. 24, pp. liv-lvi.

The influence of rainfall on the yield of wheat at Rothamsted

Fisher, R. A. 1925. The influence of rainfall on the yield of wheat at Rothamsted. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 213 (402-410), pp. 89-142. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.1925.0003

On a distribution yielding the error functions of several well known statistics

Fisher, R. A. 1924. On a distribution yielding the error functions of several well known statistics. Proceedings International Mathematical Congress, Toronto. 2, pp. 805-813.

The distribution of the partial correlation coefficient

Fisher, R. A. 1924. The distribution of the partial correlation coefficient. Metron. 3, pp. 329-332.

The conditions under which X squared measures the discrepancy between observation and hypothesis

Fisher, R. A. 1924. The conditions under which X squared measures the discrepancy between observation and hypothesis. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. 87 (3), pp. 442-450.

Note on Dr. Burnside's recent paper on errors of observation

Fisher, R. A. 1923. Note on Dr. Burnside's recent paper on errors of observation. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 21, pp. 655-658.

Studies in crop variation. II. The manurial response of different potato varieties

Fisher, R. A. and Mackenzie, W. A. 1923. Studies in crop variation. II. The manurial response of different potato varieties. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 13 (3), pp. 311-320. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859600003592

On the Interpretation of X squared from Contingency Tables, and the Calculation of P

Fisher, R. A. 1922. On the Interpretation of X squared from Contingency Tables, and the Calculation of P. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. 85 (1), pp. 87-94. https://doi.org/10.2307/2340521

The correlation of weekly rainfall

Fisher, R. A. and Mackenzie, W. A. 1922. The correlation of weekly rainfall. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 48 (203), pp. 234-245. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.49704820305

The goodness of fit of regression formulae, and the distribution of regression coefficients

Fisher, R. A. 1922. The goodness of fit of regression formulae, and the distribution of regression coefficients. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. 85 (4), pp. 597-612. https://doi.org/10.2307/2341124

The accuracy of the plating method of estimating the density of bacterial populations: with particular reference to the use of Thornton's agar medium with soil samples

Fisher, R. A., Thornton, H. G. and Mackenzie, W. A. 1922. The accuracy of the plating method of estimating the density of bacterial populations: with particular reference to the use of Thornton's agar medium with soil samples. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 9 (3‐4), pp. 325-359. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7348.1922.tb05962.x

On the mathematical foundations of theoretical statistics

Fisher, R. A. 1922. On the mathematical foundations of theoretical statistics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 222 (594-604), pp. 309-368. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.1922.0009

Studies in crop variation. 1. An examination of the yield of dressed grain from Broadbalk

Fisher, R. A. 1921. Studies in crop variation. 1. An examination of the yield of dressed grain from Broadbalk. The Journal of Agricultural Science. 11 (2), pp. 107-135. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021859600003750

Frequency distribution of the values of the correlation coefficient in samples from an indefinitely large population

Fisher, R. A. 1915. Frequency distribution of the values of the correlation coefficient in samples from an indefinitely large population. Biometrika. 10 (4), pp. 507-521. https://doi.org/10.2307/2331838

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