Originally posted by AThousandYoung
It sounds kinda like he wants to know how the IQ test score information was processed to get those graphs. Not sure.
thank you Palynka. very well spoken.
yes i want to know how they generate the ses versus mean scores of standard distributions, re: iq scores unfairily distributed, and flatten out those curves; to make the intersection graphs happen. also what it means... i mean it certainly can't be about money and lifestyle choices. *dances happy dance or two*
i can give page numbers, but there are a plethora of them around the middle of the book.
is it just raw statistics or do i need differential equations to make those measures appear standard. really that is my basic question here. i don't see how calculus , by itself, could cut it.
Originally posted by sonhouse
Does anyone understand what he just said? I get the feeling he has smoked too much ganja.
don't i wish. heh heh. 😉
Originally posted by coquette
If your question is serious, and which it certainly does not appear to be so, then you are asking how do we explain one categorial group performing on a test that measures some form of intelligence better than another categorial group and avoiding assigning the reason for the difference purely on the categorizations.
yessir, the question is very serious. and i know enough about "beginning" statistics, the standard distribution and the guassian distribution to realize this. and yes i have read almost 1/3 of the bell curve, can't believe how stupid some people are when criticizing this work.
Originally posted by mtthw
The other point (in my opinion) is that since there's generally far more variation within these groups than between groups, even if there is a systematic difference it's pretty irrelevant for most purposes.
thank you. i also consider it uncontrived and blatant garbage.