Sidney Siegel (January 4, 1916–November 29, 1961) was a psychologist trained at Stanford University. He spent nearly his entire career as a professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is known for his contribution to nonparametric statistics, including the development with John Tukey of the Siegel–Tukey test—a test for differences in scale between groups. Arguably, he is most well known for his book, Nonparametric Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, the first edition of which was published by McGraw-Hill in 1956. After Siegel's death, a second edition was published (1988) adding N. John Castellan, Jr., as coauthor. Nonparametric Statistics for the Behavior Sciences is the first text to provide a practitioner's introduction to nonparametric statistics. By its copious use of examples and its straightforward “how to” approach ...

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