What candy is more popular? A convenience sample from a political science class at a large U.S. University


October 31, 2022

Today I took over for a Survey Methods class and also taught my Applied Research Methods class.

Since it was halloween, I decided that I’d bring some candy.

I had a bag of 50 pieces that offered an even assortment of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, KitKat, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, and Almond Joy.

I decided I’d look to see how popular each candy was among the students. Here is a distribution of the proportion of candies when all was said and done.

Figure 1: Popularity of Candy (proportion remaining)

Maybe the kids are alright after all.