mc 3018 normal curve

mc 3018 normal curve - THENORMALCURVE: THEHEARTOFSTATISTICS

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THE NORMAL CURVE:   THE “HEART” OF STATISTICS MC3018 Foundations of Media Research
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DISCOVERY OF THE NORMAL CURVE MC3018 Foundations of Media 2 The understanding of the normal curve resulted from the work of many, including: Abraham de Moivre (1733) – first to compute areas under the curve at 1, 2 and 3 standard deviations Pierre Simon Laplace (1744) – applied normal curve to errors of measurement and explained why normal curve is prevalent in nature Adolphe Quetelet (1842) – applied normal
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DISCOVERY OF THE NORMAL CURVE MC3018 Foundations of Media 3 The understanding of the normal curve resulted from many events and studies, including: Navigation measurements by Royal Observatory (mid-1700s) Measurements of conscripts into French army (early 1800s) Study of shrimp (mid 1800s)
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THE NORMAL CURVE MC3018 Foundations of Media 4 Thus, the normal curve was recognized as a result of the following: The measurement of random errors The measurement of many kinds of natural events and objects (people, shrimp, etc.) Mathematical calculations of the probabilities of different combinations (of cards and dice) in games of chance
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