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ERIC Number: EJ1125125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2504
Teaching Basic Probability in Undergraduate Statistics or Management Science Courses
Naidu, Jaideep T.; Sanford, John F.
American Journal of Business Education, v10 n1 p17-22 2017
Standard textbooks in core Statistics and Management Science classes present various examples to introduce basic probability concepts to undergraduate business students. These include tossing of a coin, throwing a die, and examples of that nature. While these are good examples to introduce basic probability, we use improvised versions of Russian Roulette and found these to be very effective in communicating important concepts in probability to our business school students. We use these modified versions of Russian Roulette to communicate concepts such as dependent event, joint probabilities and the value of information using Bayes' law. The students understand and enjoy these examples and the class participation has been higher than usual.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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