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Sidney Siegel (4 January 1916,New York - 29 November 1961) was an American psychologist who became especially well known for his work in popularising non-parametric statistics for use in the behavioural sciences.

Siegel completed a Ph.D. in Psychology in 1953 at Stanford University. Except for a year spent at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, he thereafter taught at Pennsylvania State University, until his death.



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  • A nonparametric sum of ranks procedure for relative spread in unpaired samples, in Journal of the American Statistical Association, 1960 (coauthored with John Wilder Tukey)

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