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Depending on how narrowly the point is pinpointed the dating can be spread out, but it is old, some of it predates the official introduction of NHST by Fisher, see Nickerson, Null Hypothesis Significance Testing: A Review of an Old and Continuing Controversy: "Criticism of the method, which essentially began with the introduction of the technique (...


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Although the applications are not universally accepted, statistical distributions have found use in employment discrimination cases. The gist of the usage is that in some cases, US courts have found that statistical evidence can count as prima facie evidence of discrimination, i.e. the statistical evidence is obvious or stark enough that it warrants further ...


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