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Popularity and Gender Differences in Solving Sudoku Game among Some Sampled Secondary School Students in Lagos, Nigeria

Okagbue, H. I. and Adamu, M. O. and Opanuga, A. A. and Omogbadegun, Zacchaeus O. and Obasi, E.C.M. (2015) Popularity and Gender Differences in Solving Sudoku Game among Some Sampled Secondary School Students in Lagos, Nigeria. International Journal of Soft Computing, 10 (6). pp. 405-407. ISSN 1816-9503

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Abstract

The 668 students from 3 secondary schools were randomly selected and were given different Sudoku of 3 levels of difficulty namely: easy, mediwn and hard. All of them were given the same time to provide the different solutions. Hu used the same level of Sudoku in their research but this research extended to different levels with the aim of testing the popularity of the game among the students and gender differences in solving Sudoku. Findings showed that the game is more popular among the male and more female were rnmble to solve the game. The X2 -test statistic of the 3 tables showed that there is no association between gender and the ability to solve Sudoku game. In other to get a valid conclusion, the information from the 3 tables are combined using the methods prescribed by Radhakrishna and Everitt which showed that there is association between gender and the ability to solve Sudoku. Conclusion without combining the contingency tables would have produced an incorrect analysis and wrong interpretation

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sudoku, gender, contingency tables, Chi-square, game
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 11:52
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 11:52
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5517

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