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Standard Score

Posted by nepeht on November 19, 2008

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_score.

In statistics, a standard score is a dimensionless quantity derived by subtracting the population mean from an individual raw score and then dividing the difference by the population standard deviation. This conversion process is called standardizing or normalizing.

Standard scores are also called z-values, z-scores, normal scores, and standardized variables.

The standard score indicates how many standard deviations an observation is above or below the mean. It allows comparison of observations from different normal distributions, which is done frequently in research.

The standard score is not the same as the z-factor used in the analysis of high-throughput screening data, but is sometimes confused with it.

 

 

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Standardization

Posted by nepeht on August 4, 2008

     Standardization is “the condition in which a standard has been successfully established” according to one Free Online Dictionary at http://freedictionary.org/.

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Using the Normal Curve to Enhance your Social Work Practice

Posted by nepeht on August 4, 2008

     The purpose of this blog is to help Social Work students, practitioners and researchers become more expert and comfortable at using the standardization and the Normal Curve to enhance their social work practice, education and research.

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