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Re: ogive age? (y/n) y
Posted:
Apr 12, 1997 12:56 PM


 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 chisquared tests to measurement data.
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