ERIC Number: EJ788437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: 5
Derivation of the Hypergeometric Distribution: An Alternative Reasoning Approach
Broca, D. S.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v39 n2 p269-273 Mar 2008
This note presents an alternative approach to the reasoning process and derivation of the hypergeometric probability mass function (pmf), and contrasts it with a binomial model. It utilizes the essential concept of sampling without replacement directly in the development of the mass function.
Descriptors: Probability, Logical Thinking, Mathematical Logic, Geometry, Sampling, Scientific Concepts, Statistical Analysis, Mathematical Concepts
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