Date: December 01, 2017 03:50AM
> And Kentucy is all the explaination needed.
> Too bad They couldn't move to a different state.
> I wonder what
> the median IQ is for Kentucky and Alabama?
> The 10th dumbest state is Kentucky with an average
> IQ of 99.4
> Here's a link if anyone is interested:
The "smartest" and "dumbest" according to the story is based on attainment of bachelor's degrees or higher and not on IQ scores, though the report cites IQ scores. (What is reported online doesn't cite what intelligence battery/batteries is/are used.)
The 10th "smartest" state, according to the report, is Minnesota, with a mean IQ score of 103.7. If Kentucky is the 10th "dumbest" with 99.4, that's a mere 4.3 IQ points separating the tenth "smartest" and 10th "dumbest." With the standard deviation on most standardized IQ tests being 15 points, a 4.3 point difference is far from statistically significant. The strict "average" for a typically standardized IQ battery (Wechsler, Stanford-Binet, etc.) is calibrated to be 100, but anything between 90 and 110 is considered within the average range. If our tenth-dumbest state is only six-tenths of a percentage point from the strictest definition of average, how in hell did Trump get elected?
That study is worthless. All it tells a person is which states have the most people with baccalaureate degrees and beyond. While education is essentially a good thing, that statistic in and of itself isn't as telling as one might assume, especially with all the diploma mills available.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/01/2017 03:50AM by scmd.