ERIC Number: EJ438946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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The Retrograde Motion of Planets and Children: Interpreting Percentile Rank.
Brown, Jonathan R.
Psychology in the Schools, v28 n4 p345-53 Oct 1991
Describes popularity of using percentile rank and offers interpretation of use of percentile rank with normal and skewed score distributions. Explains that, because percentile rank is not linear transformation of raw scores, percentile-rank transformation in lower and upper part of raw-score distribution relates percentile rank and raw scores differently than in center of raw-score distribution. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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