2.6 Activity: A preference for 7?

Holy cow you guys, Seven really is special:

Students from an introductory statistics section stopped 558 passersby on the Yale campus and said, “Please give me the first number that comes to mind between 0 and 9.” A predominant number (28%) of the respondents choose 7.13

In this activity, you will be exploring the following question:

Is there a preference for 7?

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2.6: A preference for 7?

  1. Kubovy, M., & Psotka, J. (1976). The predominance of seven and the apparent spontaneity of numerical choices. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2(2), 291.↩︎