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Source: Education Policy Analysis Archives
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1. Kupermintz, Haggai
The Bell Curve: Corrected for Skew
Education Policy Analysis Archives 4,20 (December 1996).
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Education Policy Analysis Archives
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB); Ethnic Differences; I.Q.; Peers/Peer influence/Peer relations; Racial Differences

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Education Policy Analysis Archives is a peer-reviewed scholarly electronic journal.

This commentary documents serious pitfalls in the statistical analyses and the interpretation of empirical evidence presented in The Bell Curve. Most importantly, the role of education is re-evaluated and it is shown how, by neglecting it, The Bell Curve grossly overstates the case for IQ as a dominant determinant of social success. The commentary calls attention to important features of logistic regression coefficients, discusses sampling and measurement uncertainties of estimates based on observational sample data, and points to substantial limitations in interpreting regression coefficients of correlated variables.

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Kupermintz, Haggai. "The Bell Curve: Corrected for Skew." Education Policy Analysis Archives 4,20 (December 1996).