Testing the negative recency effect among teacher students trying to generate random sequences.
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Original versionImenes OG: Testing the negative recency effect among teacher students trying to generate random sequences.. In: Jankvist UT, Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen MHAM, Veldhuis M. Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, 2019. European Society for Research in Mathematics Education p. 972-979
Students of a teacher training program (N=124) were asked to generate, unaided, a binary sequence of 40 symbols appearing to be as random as possible. It was found that the average probability of alternation, P(A), was 0.61, which agrees with previous experiments described in the literature, and that the students tend to underestimate the occurrence of runs with four or more equal symbols. When comparing to random sequences I argue that only asking for sequences of length 40 will overestimate P(A).
PublisherEuropean Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Freudenthal Group & Freudenthal Institute