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Measures of Voting Unit I: The Rice Index (UMAP)
Christopher H. Nevison

Mathematics Topic: Probability 
Application Areas: Social sciences 
Prerequisites: Elementary probability 

 ©1979 by COMAP, Inc.  57 pages 

A unit that applies probability and statistics to measures of voting. The purpose of this module is to help students: 1) develop a better understanding of the interaction between math and social science; 2) develop skills in applying and calculating probabilites and expectations; and 3) learn to utilize the binomial distribution
Table of Contents:
I. THE RICE INDEX (UNIT 271a)
1. Introduction
2. The Rice Index of Unity
3. Group Size
4. Expected Value
5. Theoretical Problems
6. Bibliography
II. THE PROBABILITY OF AGREEMENT MEASURE (UNIT 271b)
1. Introduction
2. The Probability of Agreement
3. Other Problems
4. More than Two Alternatives
5. Theoretical Problems
6. Bibliography
III. THE ALPHAINDEX
1. Introduction
2. The Context of a Vote
3. The AlphaIndex
4. Properties of the AlphaIndex
5. An Application of the AlphaIndex
6. Theoretical Problems
7. Bibliography
SOLUTIONS TO EXERCISES AND THEORETICAL PROBLEMS



