Unit 4: Normally Distributed Populations Discussion 

Please complete the following steps for your first discussion post and response.

Watch this video segment:

In the video, Normal Curves, (Normal Curves, 2013) there is a discussion about how and why different types of data are normally distributed. (A simple Internet search will give you several good examples.

For your initial post, identify (but don’t collect) a type of dataset that might be normally distributed, and then answer the following quesitons:

  • What is brief description of the data?
  • Is the data normally distributed? Specifically, why is the data not uniformly distributed, or distributed in some other way?
  • Normal data is clustered around the mean; what might cause the data you identified to have a different shape and not be clustered around the mean?

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.


Normal Curves: Against All Odds: Inside Statistics [Video file]. (2013). Retrieved August 1, 2017, from https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=104861&xtid=111526

Estimated Time to Complete: 2 hours

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