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  •  Answer is in the appendix (2+ / 0-)
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    Simplify, Larsstephens

    ... but to answer your question,

    each measure is normalized by subtracting the mean of just that measure, then dividing by its standard deviation.

    That's what gets them all on the same scale.

    I'll add mean and standard deviation for the three measures to the text.

    Should have done that in the first place!

    Everyone born after Star Wars came out is basically a Democrat. -- Save The Clock Tower

    by jotter on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 01:05:43 PM PDT

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    •  Good, so that means the comparison (2+ / 0-)
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      jotter, Kevskos

      for a given figure of 2004 to 2014 is valid in absolute terms, as in a higher number in 2014 versus 2004 means more human beings participating.

      Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

      by Simplify on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 01:08:28 PM PDT

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      •  That's true for participation (0+ / 0-)

        for posts, it's number of diaries
        for impact, it's ... uh ... impact

        Everyone born after Star Wars came out is basically a Democrat. -- Save The Clock Tower

        by jotter on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 01:33:51 PM PDT

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