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Title: An In-Class Experiment to Estimate Binomial Probabilities
Url: http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/cause/conjecture/examples/18162.html
Creator: Utts, Jessica
Publisher: University of California, Davis
Description: This hands-on activity is appropriate for a lab or discussion section for an introductory statistics class, with 8 to 40 students. Each student performs a binomial experiment and computes a confidence interval for the true binomial probability. Teams of four students combine their results into one confidence interval, then the entire class combines results into one confidence interval. Results are displayed graphically on an overhead transparency, much like confidence intervals would be displayed in a meta-analysis. Results are discussed and generalized to larger issues about estimating binomial proportions/probabilities.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Tolerance regions. Confidence intervals
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research
Social sciences -- Statistics -- Theory and method of social science statistics -- Frequency distribution
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Statistics
Mathematics -- Probability
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Binomial distribution
Mathematics -- Confidence intervals
Mathematics -- Probability
Mathematics -- Statistics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2006
Resource Type: Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Reference
Study Guides
Teaching Guides
Format: html
pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-29 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-01-26 12:48:19 (W3C-DTF)
Source: CAUSEweb
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Resource URL Clicks: 6
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