Vernon, thank you for your well articulated and versed used of the Normal Distribution to measure post authors contributions, I feel rather baffled as to whether the Normal Distribution curve is the best statistical model to measure or assess analytically a Talkshop forum conversation/discussion, of course, one is aware that this statistical model may cover a wide range of statistical applications, I recall using this statistical model for measuring say student's height and weight, yearly rainfall etc.(with the 'skewed' effect).
Also, does my 'enviable' position, take into account 'the standard deviation' concept? It would be nice to see your calculated values?
I am sure research analysis methods with regard to measuring asynchronous discussion forums contributions may involve some interaction-based coding statistical method, for example the use of say identifiable categories, then maybe the percentage calculation of sentences in the post, to which the Normal distribution curve may then have some form of applicability?
I think the problem with statistical applications is always to keep it simple, and remember the bulk of the PhD students tend to devised their own/or amend/or modified other models to suit their own research.
Folks, can anyone devise/modify/amend: 'an interaction-based coding' model for the GoGouyave Forum?
Vernon and Lady G, for those of us of feeble minds, who were not able to strut through the lofty halls of academia, and therefore can barely comprehend any dissertation above the level of seveth standard, 'thanks Mutha', it appears from your scholarship, that you are indeed poster children for Mutha's legacy of primary education, flawed as it may be.
That Mutha's DNA runs through our post Colonial psyche is unquestionable. It has gone even further than that. Maybe 100% of Grenadians now have relatives who are bona fide British Citizens living in the UK, and even more than that, now have children and grandchildren inbred with Mutha's own fair haired boys and girls.Mutha is now we 'close family'.
And there is a parallel between the expectation that Mutha should give us her best, and that the Grenadia Government should FIX Gouyave for us. While several of my proposals required Government involvement, last time l looked , all residents of the Gardens, were handed the keys to the place by the landlords, among them voters from St Johns.
As for access to the elected officials, the Grenadian Media is awash with political pundits, talking heads, and activists of every stripe, claiming to hail from the Guava State, try them.