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FAVORED ZODIAC FOR CELEBRITY BIRTHS

Miah M. Adel1, Saiyeeda F. Hossain2 and Hannah Johnson2
  • 1 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, United States
  • 2 , United States
Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 9 No. 4, 2013, 164-172

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2013.164.172

Submitted On: 1 April 2013 Published On: 13 February 2014

How to Cite: Adel, M. M., Hossain, S. F. & Johnson, H. (2013). FAVORED ZODIAC FOR CELEBRITY BIRTHS. Journal of Social Sciences, 9(4), 164-172. https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2013.164.172

Abstract

To find any favored zodiac sign for celebrity births, a sample of 100 celebrities were randomly selected from people of different walks of life. The sample contained politicians, natural scientists, social scientists, Authors of literary works, social workers, humanitarian workers, business personnel, sports icons, singers, actors, actresses, etc. etc. from history and from the current time. The zodiac signs for the celebrities were found from their known dates of births. In the analysis of data, zodiac signs and the number of celebrities were represented as the independent x and the dependent y variables, respectively. For academic interests for the 9th grade high school juniors (at the time of the project performance), the co-authors of this article, as well as for the potentially illustrative uses in high school mathematics textbooks, bar and scatter plots were made, the line of best-fit and the equation of the line were found, probabilities of occurrences of celebrities for each of the zodiac signs were calculated and the correlation coefficients between the variables were determined for the sample. It was found that the zodiac Aquarius has the largest number of celebrities in the sample and that the two variables are moderately correlated. The sample sizes which were increased to 200 and then 300. By including another 100 more celebrities to find if the trend remains unchanged. In all the three cases, Aquarius turned out to be the zodiac when most of the celebrities are born.

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Keywords

  • Bar Plots
  • Celebrities
  • Zodiacs
  • Scatter Plots
  • Line of Best-Fit
  • Probability
  • Correlation Coefficient