# PSY325 Discussion Post

**Question description**

Standard Normal Distribution

For this discussion, identify the appropriate application of standardized scores to reflect on their benefits and to interpret how test scores and measures are commonly presented.Review Chapter 3 of your course text, which introduces probability and the standard normal distribution. Examine the assumptions and limitations presented in these topics and then consider and discuss the following questions:

- When comparing data from different distributions, what is the benefit of transforming data from these distributions to conform to the standard distribution?
- What role do
*z*-scores play in this transformation of data from multiple distributions to the standard normal distribution? - What is the relationship between
*z*-scores and percentages? - In your opinion, does one do a better job of representing the proportion of the area under the standard curve? Give an example that illustrates your answer.

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