Cancer Clusters by Random Allocation


Tuesday, January 22nd, 20132:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by: Jeff Witmer, Oberlin College


Abstract

If the rate of cancer in your small town is three times the national average, should you be alarmed? A short and simple activity that allocates cancer cases to random locations, using a pair of dice, shows that a rate of 3 or even 4 times the national average is not surprising.


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