Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

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