ERIC Number: EJ272076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Some Cheap Tricks for Making Inferences About Distribution Shapes from Variances.
Messick, David M.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v42 n3 p749-58 Fall 1982
Formulae and graphs are presented allowing computation of the variances of three prototypical distributions over a finite number of categories. The uses of the variances of the maximum variance distribution, the uniform distribution and a unimodal triangular distribution to make inferences about distribution shapes are shown in several examples. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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