Date

1969

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Psychology

First Adviser

Arthur L. Brody

Abstract

This study was run to study human sensitivity to changes in sample variance. The subjects observed lists of numbers and were asked to estimate the mean for each list. Then they were to indicate how confident they were in their choice by means of a graph. The graph was to show the relative likelihood of other values they thought could be the mean. This type of graph can be considered a subjective probability distribution and is proposed for practical application in Bayesian statistical analysis.

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