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Insurance companies base their rates on historical fact and predictive models, whether car or life insurance, and they understand bell curves really well, because they must to make money.
Bivariate is not a Bavarian pastry, and Chi-square is not a fancy herbal tea, but you don't need a degree in statistics to understand bell curve distributions.
Nurses evaluate constantly for trends in assessment data and vital signs, enabling them to identify the bell curves of patient assessment.
The bell curves developed by the author provide evidence of impending crisis and serve as a valuable tool to help nurses analyze assessment data.
It goes without saying, of course, that there is very little room within a bell curve to be at the top.
But then ideas about intelligence changed, and such a distribution of talent was abandoned in favour of a distribution reshaped as bell-curved: the bell curve as a general description of the population became popular as more people were required to fulfil social functions that had not existed in such abundance before: engine operator, teacher, tester.
In a high-priced market where classes can typically cost $1,000 to $2,000 and personal tutoring can sell for as much as $50 an hour, Bell Curves offers an affordable alternative.
Bell Curves partners with historically black colleges and universities as well as minority associations to conduct free workshops aimed at making students aware of test preparation services.
Reading Murray and Herrnstein's The Bell Curve would likely evoke memories of a famous Yogi-ism, "It's deja vu all over again," if their atavistic theme were not so capable of justifying or even encouraging the next demagogue's holocaust.
So the bell curves we plot must be a manifestation of the actions of genes.
The authors argue that individuals at the lower end of the IQ bell curve (also known as the normal curve) typically are poor, black, and less educated than whites.
Perhaps if our society were more of a multicultural one, the Bell Curve would be ignored as the off-the-wall rantings of some retrograde thinkers.