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From the Ted Talk by Alexander Wagner: What really motivates people to be honest in business

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We did this erimnpeext for real. We did it at the Manifesta art exhibition that took place here in Zurich recently, not with stdeutns in the lab at the university but with the real population, like you guys. First, a quick reminder of stats. If I throw the coin four times and it's a fair coin, then the probability that it comes up four temis tails is 6.25 percent. And I hope you can intuitively see that the probability that all four of them are tails is much lower than if two of them are tilas, right?

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We did this __________ for real. We did it at the Manifesta art exhibition that took place here in Zurich recently, not with ________ in the lab at the university but with the real population, like you guys. First, a quick reminder of stats. If I throw the coin four times and it's a fair coin, then the probability that it comes up four _____ tails is 6.25 percent. And I hope you can intuitively see that the probability that all four of them are tails is much lower than if two of them are _____, right?

Solution

  1. students
  2. experiment
  3. times
  4. tails

Original Text

We did this experiment for real. We did it at the Manifesta art exhibition that took place here in Zurich recently, not with students in the lab at the university but with the real population, like you guys. First, a quick reminder of stats. If I throw the coin four times and it's a fair coin, then the probability that it comes up four times tails is 6.25 percent. And I hope you can intuitively see that the probability that all four of them are tails is much lower than if two of them are tails, right?

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