Learning Objectives

  • Identify eight characteristics of the normal distribution.
  • Define the standard normal distribution and the standard normal transformation.
  • Locate proportions of area under any normal curve above the mean, below the mean, and between two scores.
  • Locate scores in a normal distribution with a given probability.
  • Compute a binomial probability using the normal approximation.
  • Convert raw scores to standard z scores using SPSS.