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Conference on Statistical Science Honouring the Bicentennial of Stefano Franscini's Birth : Ascona November 18-20, 1996 - Carlo Malaguerra

Conference on Statistical Science Honouring the Bicentennial of Stefano Franscini's Birth

Ascona November 18-20, 1996

By: Carlo Malaguerra (Editor), Stephan Morgenthaler (Editor), Elvetio Ronchetti (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd September 1997
ISBN: 9783764357078
Number Of Pages: 246

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The Conference on "Statistical Science", held in Monte Verita (Switzerland) on 18/20 November 1996, was intended to honour the memory of Stefano Franscini at the occasion of the bicentennial of his birth (1796-1996). It was jointly organized by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and the University of Geneva. These proceedings gather a selected collection of contributions presented by statisticians from universities, research institutes and national statistical services of Europe, North America and Asia. Part I focuses on a historical appreciation of Stefano Franscini's life and work. Authors develop a deep analysis of the historical context, the political action, the scientific achievement and the intellectual legacy of the founding father of Swiss official statistics. The reader thus has an opportunity to appreciate the various facets of this exceptional man who not only drew the first comprehensive statistical portrait of Switzerland but also established the foundations for modem educational and political institutions. Part II groups papers on the relationship between statistical science and official statistics. Authors analyse the historical background, current context and new perspectives of co-operation between scientific research and official statistical services. They show how the relationship between both partners has evolved over the past decades, stressing certain prerequisites and opportunities for effective of rigourous interaction between academia's scientific activity and the production statistical information.

Opening of the Conferencep. 3
Stefano Franscini: Statistics between Politics and Historyp. 9
Franscini and the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology: the Beginnings of Swiss Science Policyp. 15
Role and Influence of Stefano Franscini in the Educational System of Switzerlandp. 21
The Partnership of Official Statistics and Academia: the International Contextp. 33
Evolution of Economic and Social Statistics over two Centuriesp. 49
Need for New Methods to Support Developments in Economic Statisticsp. 63
Official Statistics and Research: an Evolving Relationship seen through the Classifications of Sciencep. 77
Statistical Science and the European Statistical System: Expectations and Perspectivesp. 105
Weighting and Calibration in Sample Survey Estimationp. 125
Resampling Methods for Complex Survey Datap. 149
Measuring and Diagnosing the Efficiency of Electricity Services in Buildingsp. 157
Weighting the Swiss Labour Force Surveyp. 169
Longitudinal Analysis of Swiss Labour Force Survey Datap. 181
Control Charts for Multivariate Processes Based on Influence Functionsp. 193
Metrics and Models for Handwritten Character Recognitionp. 203
Strategy Issues in Data Analysisp. 221
Promoting Public Awareness of Statistics Through Distance Educationp. 239
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ISBN: 9783764357078
ISBN-10: 376435707X
Series: Monte Verita
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 23rd September 1997
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 1.21