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Algorithms for randomness in the behavioral sciences: A tutorial

By Marc Brysbaert

Abstract

Simulations and experiments frequently demand the generation of random numbera that have specific distributions. This article describes which distributions should be used for the most cammon problems and gives algorithms to generate the numbers.It is also shown that a commonly used permutation algorithm (Nilsson, 1978) is deficient

Topics: Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Analysis
Publisher: Psychonomic Society
Year: 1991
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:3723
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