Statistical Methods for Research Workers (ISBN 0-05-002170-2) is a classic 1925 book on statistics by the statistician R.A. Fisher. It is considered by some to be one of the 20th century's most influential books on statistical methods.


  • Prefaces
  1. Introduction
  2. Diagrams
  3. Distributions
  4. Tests of Goodness of Fit, Independence and Homogeneity; with table of χ2
  5. Tests of Significance of Means, Difference of Means, and Regression Coefficients
  6. The Correlation Coefficient
  7. Intraclass Correlations and the Analysis of Variance
  8. Furthern Applications of the Analysis of Variance

In the second edition of 1928 a chapter 9 was added: The Principles of Statistical Estimation.


  • The March 1951 issue of the Journal of the American Statistical Association contains articles celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first edition.
  • A.W.F. Edwards (2005) "R. A. Fisher, Statistical Methods for Research Workers, 1925," in I. Grattan-Guinness (ed) Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics: Case Studies, 1640-1940, Amsterdam: Elsevier.

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