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A Natural Example of a Weighted Binomial Distribution

C. Radhakrishna Rao
The American Statistician
Vol. 31, No. 1 (Feb., 1977), pp. 24-26
DOI: 10.2307/2682973
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2682973
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A Natural Example of a Weighted Binomial Distribution
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Abstract

I shall describe a practical classroom exercise in applied statistics, which has an impressive effect on the students who are beginning to learn statistics. This is based on a remarkable paper by Fisher (1934) on methods of ascertainment.

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