Table of mean deviates for various portions of the unit normal distribution
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In the absence of sound units of measurement, the data obtained by use of a psychometric instrument may sometimes be so irregular that they cannot be accepted as a good representation of the true function of the trait measured. Frequently, ordered categorical or ranked data and other irregular distributions are obtained to represent traits that are obviously continuous and probably unskewed functions. In such cases, the data may be improved in the direction of a better approximation of the true function by converting them to normal distribution form. A table of mean deviates of various portions of the unit normal curve is presented to facilitate this conversion.
KeywordsNormal Distribution Public Policy Statistical Theory Good Representation Normal Curve
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