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Case Article ---All of Britain Must Be Stoned! An Effective Introductory Probability Case

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  • James J. Cochran

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    (Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana 71272)

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    This case is based on a newspaper article written by Vikram Dodd for The Guardian in 1999. The article, “You're Carrying Cocaine in Your Wallet,” was published on October 4, 1999, and was soon distributed worldwide by several news services. Because Dodd [Dodd, V. 1999. You're carrying cocaine in your wallet---Drugs in Britain: Special report. Guardian (October 4). http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/1999/oct/04/vikramdodd1 ] gives an overview of the data collection process and summarizes the results, the article provides the basis for a highly effective case. (A hyperlink to the original article is provided.) As Dodd's [Dodd, V. 1999. You're carrying cocaine in your wallet---Drugs in Britain: Special report. Guardian (October 4). http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/1999/oct/04/vikramdodd1 ] article circulated throughout the world, its readers were aghast to learn of the penetration of cocaine into British society implied by the findings reported in the article. Students generally react similarly, and their reactions present an opportunity for the instructor to emphasize the importance of critically evaluating what one reads (even in reputable newspapers). Case Teaching Note: Interested Instructors please see the Instructor Materials page for access to the restricted materials. To maintain the integrity and usefulness of cases published in ITE , unapproved distribution of the case teaching notes and other restricted materials to any other party is prohibited.

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    Article provided by INFORMS in its journal INFORMS Transactions on Education.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (January)
    Pages: 62-64

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    Handle: RePEc:inm:orited:v:10:y:2010:i:2:p:62-64
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