Is it possible to do independent reserach in statistics? If i do something what is the way to verify my work?

  • Yes, of course it is possible. The "way to verify" your work (whatever you mean exactly) is the same like for non-independent research. Commented Dec 11, 2021 at 9:29

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If by "independent" you mean "not affiliated to a research institute", then: Yes, of course you can conduct research in statistics.

Here is a list of 74 scholarly works (as of Dec 2021) in the field of Statistics and Probability, Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, or Computational Mathematics published by at least one (co-)author whose affiliation was either independent scholar or independent researcher.

You can have your work "verified" by having it peer-reviewed. That is, submit your manuscript to any scholarly journal in the field of statistics. For instance, Web of Science offers a list of journals - just filter it by the category STATISTICS & PROBABILITY. Pick your journal and read the author guidelines carefully (and read other papers published in that journal) before you do submit your manuscript. Good luck.

  • Independent researchers might not have easy access to Web of Science. Commented Dec 11, 2021 at 18:24
  • @Snijderfrey, that's true, which is why I merely linked to its (publicly accessible, freely browsable) Master Journal List.
    – anpami
    Commented Dec 12, 2021 at 16:11

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