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ERIC Number: EJ1018436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-1898
Distinguishing between Binomial, Hypergeometric and Negative Binomial Distributions
Wroughton, Jacqueline; Cole, Tarah
Journal of Statistics Education, v21 n1 2013
Recognizing the differences between three discrete distributions (Binomial, Hypergeometric and Negative Binomial) can be challenging for students. We present an activity designed to help students differentiate among these distributions. In addition, we present assessment results in the form of pre- and post-tests that were designed to assess the effectiveness of the activity. Pilot study results show promise that the activity may help students recognize the differences in these three distributions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A