RES 710 Week 3 Discussion: The Normal Distribution
Discussion Topic for RES 710 Week 3 Discussion
Students need to contribute SIX substantive posts in this discussion for attendance per week based on academic policies. The substantive posts can be any combination of responses and replies.
Please choose six questions to respond from the followings. Please respond to one question a day for 6 days or two questions a day every other day. Do not post all 6 messages in one day because the system will record your attendance as one day per week only, and you will be auto-dropped from the class accidentally.
Discuss the characteristics of a normal distribution. Why is the normal distribution concept important to a researcher?
Define the following terms: (1) normal distribution, (2) standard normal distribution, (3) standard normal table, (4) standard Z score.
Discuss how the mean, the mode, and the median relate to the normal distribution?
Describe how you transform a raw score into standard (Z) score and vice versa.
Describe how you transform a Z score into proportion (or percentage) and vice versa.
Where can you find the Standard Normal Table and what can you do with the Table?
Why do we need to transform proportions and percentages into Z scores?
What’s the relationship among percentage, proportions, and probabilities?