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Cheating to Learn: How a UCLA professor gamed a game theory midterm (kcrw.com)
18 points by arnoldwh on Aug 6, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

I wish he had discussed the "Lone Wolves" more. There were only three of them, and 2/3 of them were the same score or better. What does that say over the "Mob" answer? How common are outliers like this?

> 2/3 of them were the same score or better

Or, if you like, 2/3 of them were the same score or worse.

Haha, true. But I still think the result was telling, especially that a "loner" beat the group score.

What was his game though? To make the overall class grade better. To prove that a "lone wolf" is worse than the "mob"? The outcome from an educational view seems to be that everyone won. The loner could be a statistical outlier.

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