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Linville, M (2008)

Introducing digit analysis with an interactive class exercise

Academy of Educational Leadership Journal 12(3), pp. 55-69.

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Abstract: Instruction is always the most effective with motivated students. This pedagogical technique begins by requiring the students to create fictitious data which the instructor will demonstrate is false. Students invariably are intrigued by how the instructor can prove the data is false. This curiosity is satisfied by a discussion of digit analysis and Benford's Law. Students are then given an assignment in which they learn that the application of digit analysis is a relatively simple application of basic statistics. Once completed, students have a very good understanding of digit analysis (including its limitations) and are very competent in the application of digit analysis.

@article{ TITLE = {Introducing Digit Analysis with an Interactive Class Exercise}, AUTHOR = {Linville, M.}, JOURNAL = {Academy of Educational Leadership Journal}, VOLUME = {12}, NUMBER = {3}, YEAR = {2008}, }

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Mathematics Education