TY - JOUR
AU - Marina Amorim
AU - Robert L. Robertson
PY - 2023/02/27
Y2 - 2024/05/23
TI - Using Probability to Reduce the Size of a Voting Body
JF - The PUMP Journal of Undergraduate Research
JA - PUMP J. Undergrad. Res.
VL - 6
IS - 0
SE - Articles
DO - 10.46787/pump.v6i0.3610
UR - https://journals.calstate.edu/pump/article/view/3610
AB - Suppose a large group of people, such as a university faculty, traditionally makes decisions by meeting together and voting. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, large group meetings have become impractical. Having a relatively small subset of the group meet and take votes would be safer and easier to organize. The purpose of this research is to use probability theory to choose a size for this subset which guarantees that the subset has a high probability of voting the same way as the entire group. Our research involves the study of the hypergeometric probability distribution and leads to a computer algorithm for determining the subset size.
ER -