[LMB] OT: Surprise Surprise

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Nov 29 16:31:12 GMT 2017



> On Nov 29, 2017, at 7:59 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> I’m surprised that the 3% was so high since their definition of conventional was “one man and one woman neither having a previous marriage with two children under 18, a boy and a girl.”
> 
> My birth family matched that description, as did my sister's family
> until her first husband died.  Not that uncommon, I think - but steadily
> getting less so.

“Conventional” needs a standard deviation to be statistically meaningful.


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