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Re: Testing on Your Own
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Hi Tonya,

>>Chris, if you take all of your numbers out of the table and hit show frequencies, you will see that all of the columns are the same. For example, the FBI African American (1) 1.00E+00 is the same all the way across even for the Ascending order column. YOu should try this - just take out all your numbers and hit Show frequencies.

I did this yesterday and I understand that entering one's values changes the middle row.

>>After your numbers are entered you will notice that the population names in that middle row have stayed the same, but their numbers have changed. Also, you will notice that the "ascending order" populations titles are now all shuffled around and the numbers the ascending order are now ranked. NOw find a population title in the middle column, lets say FBI African American (the top one). The number next to it in the middle column MIGHT say 1.44E+14, now look at your ascending order column and find FBI African American - you will notice that that number is the same 1.44E + 14, however, it is listed in ascending order.

The number in the middle actual ranges from 1 to 250+. These numbers change with different entries, while the name order changes. Try it.

>>Also, yes the value of the number is listed in the column above. For example, 1.09E+10 might read as 109345376.345. But I have seen Thomas Krahn work out results with a participant and the way we read these number would be as follows: 1.09E+09 would actually read as
.000000000109. And 3.44E+11 would read as .00000000000344. This is why 1.09E+09 is a larger number than 3.44E+11.

Actually, E with + represents higher numbers. So, 109345376.345 is correct. If presented the other way it is E-10. I guess I'm viewing this as odds 1 out of x number. The lower the number...the better the odds this is a match.

I believe the order has ranking has significance. But I'm not sure yet if the value between has little or a lot of significance. So, I'm looking at both as the map clusters as well as the relative ranking order.

The map is also interesting as they have different shadings. Example, green-red selection produces green and red clusters but also 2 shadings in the middle, which I assume is partial likely populations. Without a key, thats the best guess I can have.

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