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Probabilistic Dependence between Events

by Ruma Falk, Maya Bar-Hillel

Award: George Pólya

Year of Award: 1984

Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, (1983), pp. 240-247

Summary: A threefold classification of dependence relationships between pairs of events and misconceptions concerning these relationships.

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About the Authors: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, (1983)) Ruma Falk teaches at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Department of Psychology and in The School of Social Work. She received her Ph.D. from The Hebrew University for a thesis on “The Perception of Randomness.” Her research interests are in probabilistic thinking in children and adults. Dr. Falk spent the academic year 1979/80 at Decision Research in Eugene, Oregon, where most of this paper was written.

Maya Bar-Hillel is a psychologist at The Hebrew University. She has written on philosophical, psychological, mathematical and educational aspects of probability and induction.



Subject classification(s): Probability
Publication Date: 
Sunday, July 20, 2008