Quetelet. An approach of Probability Theory and Statistics

Francisco Javier Martín-Pliego López
Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Jesús Santos del Cerro
Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
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  • Abstract
    In the first half of the 19th century the probability theory was consolidated by the introduction of the Statistics in their applications. In this sense, Quetelet's theory acquires a relevant importance in literature. Accordingly, we will try to analyze the importance of the background introduced by Quetelet as well as the valuation of his contributions.
    Keywords: Probability Theory, Statistics, Average Man, History of Probability and Statistics, Social Statistics, 19th century.
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