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ERIC Number: EJ1031652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: EISSN-1069-1898
The Not-so-Random Drunkard's Walk
Ehrhardt, George
Journal of Statistics Education, v21 n2 2013
This dataset contains the results of a quasi-experiment, testing Karl Pearson's "drunkard's walk" analogy for an abstract random walk. Inspired by the alternate hypothesis that drunkards stumble to the side of their dominant hand, it includes data on intoxicated test subjects walking a 10' line. Variables include: the direction to which subjects first stumbled, the side of the line on which they ended up, and a record of subjects' dominant hand. In addition to enhancing a discussion of the random walk itself, instructors may find this dataset useful for teaching tests of sample proportions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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