The Curve: An example of misunderstanding

A response to the Misunderstood Activity
created by Sofia Silberberg (@SilberbergSofia)

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The Normal Distribution (“The Curve”) and the Empirical Rule associated with it are used in almost all disciplines. The misunderstanding arises when the user assigns a population’s property to a specific sample because that property may (and most certainly will) vary from sample to sample.
I draw from the student’s personal experience  (i.e.: having been graded using “the curve”) to make themunderstand that the way to make inferences is from sample to population, not the other way around.

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