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An evaluation of last digit-based test as a tool for electoral fraud detection


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Title: An evaluation of last digit-based test as a tool for electoral fraud detection
Other Titles: An evaluation of last digit-based test as a tool for electoral fraud detection
Authors: Hussein, Asma
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2019
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: 201906:181
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Abstract: In the pursuit of developing reliable tools for electoral fraud detection, tools that use statistical analysis have become very popular. Specifically, methods of digits pattern analysis, of election results, based on observations such as ‘Benford’s law’ have been deemed especially promising tools in electoral fraud detection. However, some versions of this digit pattern analysis have received a fair share of scrutiny. This paper will focus on evaluating the use of ‘last place’ digit pattern anal... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/60495
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