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Bob Hayden

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Re: ogive age? (y/n) y
Posted: Apr 12, 1997 12:56 PM
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----- Forwarded message from Catherine L Vogel -----

According to Brase and Brase Understandable Statistics (now isn't that an
oxymoron?) an ogive is a line graph of a cumulative frequency table so
that the final point is always at 100%. Interesting to me is that I have
a review copy of their new edition (new name Understanding Statistics)
and it appears that both the Ogive and cumulative frequency table are
omitted along with a few other topics, My best guess is that the new
edition was written with the test in mind, but as I'm not teaching this
classs til next year, I'm not an expert. Hope this helps

----- End of forwarded message from Catherine L Vogel -----

Oddly enough, I am just mailing out the final version of a paper on
assessing introductory statistics textbooks that I am giving at a
conference in Boston next weekend. I use Brase and Brase as an
example of a book that is pretty out of touch with what has happened
in statistics in recent decades. I'm glad they finally dropped
ogives. I hope they are not still applying chi-squared tests to
measurement data.

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