Six months after a divorce, the former wife and husband each take a test that measures divorce adjustment. The wife’s score is 63 and the husband’s score is 59. Overall, the meanscore for divorced women on this test is 60(SD=6); the mean score for divorced men is 55(SD=4). Which of the two has adjusted better to the divorce in relation to other divorced people of their own gender? Explain your answer to a person who has never had a course in statistics. Z scores should be part of this discussion.
The standard deviation (SD) is a measure of the spread or width of a distribution.
I shall try to demonstrate on an example:
Suppose there are two tribes with exactly the same average weight of men, say 80 kg,
but different standard deviations: in tribe A the standard deviation is 20 kg and in tribe B the standard deviation is 1 kg.
This would mean that it will be quite …
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