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06-27-2015, 07:43 AM - 1 Like   #17866
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Oh. That was a bad one. Almost above the Norm
Don't you mean "almost below" Norm ... ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Don't you mean "almost below" Norm ... ?
Yeah, I did consider it. But then again, it depends on which way the scale goes. Before Linnaeus reversed it, Celsius' centigrade scale had 0 at the boiling point of water, and 100 at the freezing point.

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OK, I'm confused, which is good and which is bad? Is it good to be above "Norm" or below "Norm". Back in teachers college, they used to say Norm is that class norm, so you could insert "the norm" here instead of" Norm" to indicate an above or below average pun.
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I tried doing both by saying "the Norm"

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" Norm ! "

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Coach: Can I draw you a beer, Norm?
Norm: No, I know what they look like. Just pour me one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
OK, I'm confused, which is good and which is bad? Is it good to be above "Norm" or below "Norm". Back in teachers college, they used to say Norm is that class norm, so you could insert "the norm" here instead of" Norm" to indicate an above or below average pun.
I think what he may be trying to convey is that nothing is beneath Norm? :confused2:

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I think what he may be trying to convey is that nothing is beneath Norm? :confused2:
Or what's below the norm is equal to what's above the norm, if and only if the norm is equal to the mean.

But that doesn't happen very often, usually the norm and the mean represent different values/

I know, I know, this is just mean.
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Yes, I see what you mean, norm.
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"Mean is the average or Norm" ... no, this is not right.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote

"Mean is the average or Norm" ... no, this is not right.
Does that mean that Norm is average? Or, umm, left? Or just mean?
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Whatever happened to bacon on this thread??
Last nights experiment, chicken nuggets dipped in hot sauce, wrapped with bacon and grilled.
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Sounds good except for the hot sauce. I can't do hot sauce...
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Does that mean that Norm is average? Or, umm, left? Or just mean?
Or both....

Maybe I'm remembering this wrong but isn't the mean the point at which exactly half the population is above the and half below, while the norm is the average? Did they change statistical jargon since I left school 40 years ago?

I guess if you bell curve your data then the norm is the mean, where as if you have raw data, they might be quite different. I wonder if it's mean to bell curve data or if it's "the Norm " these days.
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Or both....

Maybe I'm remembering this wrong but isn't the mean the point at which exactly half the population is above the and half below, while the norm is the average? Did they change statistical jargon since I left school 40 years ago?

I guess if you bell curve your data then the norm is the mean, where as if you have raw data, they might be quite different. I wonder if it's mean to bell curve data or if it's "the Norm " these days.
Mean and average are the same thing. Median is the midpoint where half of the population is above it, and half below.
I'm not sure norm has a hard and fast definition.
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