# History of

Statistics
The Word statistics have been derived from
Latin word “Status” or the Italian word
“Statista”, meaning of these words is “Political
State” or a Government. Shakespeare used a
word Statist is his drama Hamlet (1602). In the
past, the statistics was used by rulers. The
application of statistics was very limited but
rulers and kings needed information about
lands, agriculture, commerce, population of
their states to assess their military potential,
their wealth, taxation and other aspects of
government.

so statistics has developed gradually during last few centuries. in his book statistics has been defined as the science that teaches us what is the political arrangement of all the modern states of the known world. . In 1771 W. Hooper (Englishman) used the word statistics in his translation of Elements of Universal Erudition written by Baron B.Gottfried Achenwall used the word statistik at a German University in 1749 which means that political science of different countries. There is a big gapbetween the old statistics and the modern statistics. but old statistics also used as a part of the present statistics. A lot of work has been done in the end of the nineteenth century.F Bieford. During the 18th century the English writer have used the word statistics in their works.

first introduced by Gottfried Achenwall (1749). William S Gosset was developed the methods for decision makingbased on small set of data. Now these days the availability of electronics computers is certainly a major factor in the modern development of statistics. The German Statistik. originally designated the analysis of data about . During the 20th century several statistician are active in developing new methods.At the beginning of the 20th century. The term statistics is ultimately derived from the New Latin statisticum collegium ("council of state") and the Italian word statista ("statesman" or "politician"). theories and application of statistics. Etymology .

censuses provide frequently updated information about the population. It acquired the meaning of the collection and classification of data generally in the early 19th century. The collection of data about states and localities continues. signifying the "science of state" (then called political arithmetic in English). It was introduced into English in 1791 by Sir John Sinclair when he published the first of 21 volumes titled Statistical Account of Scotland.the state. largely through national and international statistical services. In particular. the original principal purpose of Statistik was data to be used by governmental and (often centralized) administrative bodies. The first book to have 'statistics' in its title was "Contributions to Vital Statistics" (1845) by .[1] Thus.

and statistics are particularly important as they often provide some of the only objective information that administrators use when making organizational and curricular decisions. Without this hard data in place. Important of statistics in education or in the field of education? The field of education has a number of challenges in terms of policy planning. often nothing separates the merits of the various arguments that people on different sides of policy decisions make supporting their own cases. 3. Francis GP Neison. actuary to the Medical Invalid and General Life Office. .

Because of the risk factors that accompany specific subgroups. educational planners are charged with the task of closing the achievement gaps between various ethnic subgroups as well as between the student body as a whole and students of low socioeconomic status. Another statistic that plays an important role in educational policy planning is the comparison of test scores and other objective outcomes for members of various ethnic subgroups. .