2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Mathematics and Computer Science

Voting and Non-Parametric Tests
Chad P. Lograsso
Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentor

Voting has been a major issue in our country since we have started having elections over 200 years ago. This has been an increasingly controversial issue, especially since the 2000 election. I will first give a brief overview of the issue, and then will give an explanation of the possible substitutions for voting. I will explore the Kruskal-Wallis Test and other tests to try to determine whether they would be better at deciding elections. Mathematicians Donald Saari and Deanna Haunsperger dislike the Kruskal-Wallis Test as a voting system alternative. However, they point out inconsistencies when candidates of a voting system are eliminated and consider the test problematic. My main goals will be to show that the Kruskal-Wallis test is appropriate.

Keywords: Kruskal-Wallis


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 8-4
Location: VH 1408
Time: 9:00

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