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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.
The bell curves developed by the author provide evidence of impending crisis and serve as a valuable tool to help nurses analyze assessment data.
Through 60 medical record reviews, the author found the neurologic bell curve (especially related to anxiety) was the one most frequently missed by health care team members.
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.
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.
The first indication of this change was the unprecedented media attention(1) given to the publication of a volume that otherwise would have warranted little public notice: The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray (1994).
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.
That makes The Bell Curve even more disconcerting, for less discerning readers more easily may be lulled into drawing inaccurate conclusions, especially those who are seeking reinforcement of their own biases.
Like any emerging industry there is a growth bell curve. By looking at the recent turn of profits downward with Starbucks, our unique singular bell (whether for the health of the industry or not), could well be past the apex of industry growth and beginning on the downside of the bell curve.