A function that represents the distribution of many random variables as a symmetrical bell-shaped graph.
- For a profession whose statistical underpinnings in empirical research are most comfortably based on normal distributions, this skewed distribution begs investigation.
- Two qualities of a normal distribution graph are skinny ‘tails’ and perfect symmetry.
- None of the histograms suggest multimodal distributions and tests of normality indicate normal distributions.
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Syllabification: nor·mal dis·tri·bu·tion
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