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Polish statisticians. Biographical notes
Edited by Mirosław Krzyśko

Statistical Research Papers, Volume 4
Główny Urząd Statystyczny, Polskie Towarzystwo Statystyczne, Warszawa 2022

About the book

The publication presents the biographies and achievements of over 30 people who, since the beginning of the 20th century, have contributed to the development of the theory and methodology of statistical research at country level as well as internationally. The book is about statisticians who passed away in the 20th or during the first two decades of the 21st century (up to 2021), whose achievements were both of a scientific character, thus involving creating new ideas, concepts and devising research methods, and also of a didactic, organisational and popularising nature. Hence, the publication presents the profiles of theoreticians and practitioners, academic teachers, authors, editors and publishers of statistical studies.

The biographical notes of the prominent figures of Polish statistics tell the story of the statistical thought, along with its development and application to various fields of science and practical activity, which go beyond individual cases. This roots the study in the realms of history of science and institutional transformations of statistical research.

The publication of the second, revised edition of the Polish statisticians. Biographical notes book as a part of the Statistical Research Papers series coincides with the celebration of the 3rd Congress of Polish Statistics and the 110th anniversary of the Polish Statistical Association, as well as the 18th International Association of Official Statistics conference held on 26-28 April 2022 in Krakow.