Tuesday, February 06, 2007

And What's Even More Disturbing Is That Half Of Our Children Have Below Average Intelligence

From a Smallish State Public Radio story yesterday morning:

"...The majority of Smallish State boatyards employ fewer than 50 people, and over half of them employ fewer than five."

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, statistically speaking only 25% of our children have below average intelligence as “average” on standard intelligence testing is representative of a range (90-109) in which 50% of children will typically fall. True that 50% will fall below a score of 100, but 100 is not the only score considered to be average. Poor Smallish State folks.

2/7/07, 7:31 PM  
Blogger GirlTuesday said...

see, THIS is why i went to law school (no math, no stats): i dont get it.

2/12/07, 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, statistically speaking, TG is right.

Average:
1. approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
2. lacking special distinction

Using the non-mathematical definition, you'd be right.

On that note, the quote is kind of ambiguous, but I'm not sure it's a truism. Maybe it means half of those that have fewer than 50 people have fewer than 5.

Me, retentive???

3/20/07, 4:11 PM  

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