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a symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution

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The authors argue that individuals at the lower end of the IQ bell curve (also known as the normal curve) typically are poor, black, and less educated than whites.
Usually, with a normal distribution, the majority of the data falls within the middle values with the smaller amounts of data falling on either side to form a symmetrical bell curve.
Not Merton, an "evangelical" devotee of the bell curve.
The publication of The Bell Curve by Charles Murray and Richard Hernstein, besides igniting the question of racial inferiority, sparks renewed interest in another old question: Why is there an enduring black-white earnings gap?
While the authors each present a unique perspective, they offer a united front for the need to use assessment to shatter archaic evaluations that trap students in the bell curve.
Taleb taught us that the bell curve of standard deviation was invented to measure the variation among physical phenomena.
Other topics that are distilled through these concepts include Occam's razor, the Bell Curve and IQ testing practices in the United States.
You can't have a stable republic if you follow one side of the bell curve with extreme energy.
Is it fair to say that Bell Curve and What It Means to Be a Libertarian author Charles Murray wants "a return to the Old South" because he believes people should be free to choose with whom they associate?
Prominent campus ambassadors include Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve, Abigail Thernstrom, author of America in Black and White, and Dinesh d'Souza of the American Enterprise Institute.
While the histogram exhibits the shape of a bell, it's not the bell curve most people know, which describes the random variations most visible in nature.
Oddly, he hadn't been so moved after publication of The Bell Curve the year before.
In their recent book The Bell Curve, Charles Murray and Richard Herrn stein rank the races by IQ with Asians outscoring whites and blacks bringing up the rear.
economy, said Bill Strazzullo, chief market strategist at Bell Curve Trading.
While at IntelliChoice, Bell hosted a blog called The Bell Curve on the company's Web site, regularly addressing the latest automotive news and issues.