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Offline Davel

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6240 on: October 21, 2019, 03:35:04 PM »
Not true. It depends how you find the average.

Is there more than one method of finding the average
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Offline Holly Goodhead

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« Reply #6241 on: October 21, 2019, 03:40:02 PM »
Of course there is.... The clue is in the word average

Please explain how you've calculated that half the population is below average in 'intelligence'. 
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Offline Miss Taken Identity

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6242 on: October 21, 2019, 06:11:25 PM »
Please explain how you've calculated that half the population is below average in 'intelligence'.

Before you try and calculate the data  you need to provide the data and confirm its integrity.

Seperate: gender, age. and actual diagnosis of the  mental capacity of selected population. Probably using a data mart from a matrix.

So  once Davel provides that information we can all look at averages. :)
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Offline Davel

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6243 on: October 21, 2019, 06:20:24 PM »
Please explain how you've calculated that half the population is below average in 'intelligence'.

because if you look at the average....roughly half will be above...and half below...thats what average means
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Offline Miss Taken Identity

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« Reply #6244 on: October 21, 2019, 06:52:06 PM »
because if you look at the average....roughly half will be above...and half below...thats what average means

We know what average means. We want to know how you know half are below average intellegence?

Can you provide the data please?
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Offline Davel

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6245 on: October 21, 2019, 07:43:27 PM »
We know what average means. We want to know how you know half are below average intellegence?

Can you provide the data please?

Look at the post above yours
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Offline Davel

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6246 on: October 21, 2019, 07:44:32 PM »
We know what average means. We want to know how you know half are below average intellegence?

Can you provide the data please?

Half above... Half below
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Offline G-Unit

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6247 on: October 21, 2019, 08:44:54 PM »
Is there more than one method of finding the average

There's the mean, the mode and the median for a start. None of which will be based on true figures anyway. To be sure every member of the population would need to take an IQ test.
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Offline Davel

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6248 on: October 21, 2019, 08:49:43 PM »
There's the mean, the mode and the median for a start. None of which will be based on true figures anyway. To be sure every member of the population would need to take an IQ test.

I used the word average.. No one would need to take any test
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Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6249 on: October 21, 2019, 10:51:41 PM »
There's the mean, the mode and the median for a start. None of which will be based on true figures anyway. To be sure every member of the population would need to take an IQ test.
A representative sample would be enough.
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Offline Davel

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6250 on: October 22, 2019, 07:59:13 AM »
A representative sample would be enough.

my stateemnt is based on logic ...it seems Richard Dawkins agrees with me....anyone here heard of Richard Dawkins...


https://twitter.com/richarddawkins/status/656398623333179392?lang=en-gb
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Offline ShiningInLuz

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« Reply #6251 on: October 22, 2019, 08:12:51 AM »
my stateemnt is based on logic ...it seems Richard Dawkins agrees with me....anyone here heard of Richard Dawkins...


https://twitter.com/richarddawkins/status/656398623333179392?lang=en-gb

It would appear he doesn't understand GCSE Statistics either.   (&^&
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Offline G-Unit

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« Reply #6252 on: October 22, 2019, 08:14:03 AM »
my stateemnt is based on logic ...it seems Richard Dawkins agrees with me....anyone here heard of Richard Dawkins...


https://twitter.com/richarddawkins/status/656398623333179392?lang=en-gb

It was a joke apparently;


Richard Dawkins
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 Obviously my joke depended on my  using "average" in only one of its three meanings, namely "median". Otherwise it's not funny
https://twitter.com/richarddawkins/status/656398623333179392?lang=en-gb


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Offline Davel

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6253 on: October 22, 2019, 08:16:36 AM »
It was a joke apparently;


Richard Dawkins
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@OlgaLeonenko
 Obviously my joke depended on my  using "average" in only one of its three meanings, namely "median". Otherwise it's not funny
https://twitter.com/richarddawkins/status/656398623333179392?lang=en-gb

If you read my posts you will see i said its a joke....but it has avery strong element of truth. I think Im in good company with Richard Dawkins
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Offline Davel

Re: Wandering Off Topic
« Reply #6254 on: October 22, 2019, 08:18:40 AM »
It would appear he doesn't understand GCSE Statistics either.   (&^&

he is...professor of evolutionary biology at Oxford University...has written several best selling books...has lectured worldwide.....but of course you know better
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