[B-Greek] GRONT score website

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Mon Dec 27 10:57:25 EST 2010

On Dec 27, 2010, at 10:16 AM, Mark Lightman wrote:

> One has to draw a distinction between statistical accuracy and statistical 
> precision.  GRONT scores are not particularly accurate, but they are very 
> precise, and as Mike says, are becoming even more so as the sample sizes 
> continue to increase.

The question I'd raise is how many persons' opinions are represented by
the figures given (I won't ask whose opinions they are!)

Carl W. Conrad

> ________________________________
> From: Mike Noel <mike at vnoel.com>
> To: b-Greek <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Mon, December 27, 2010 7:47:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] GRONT score website
> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 3:43 AM, Carl Conrad <cwconrad2 at mac.com> wrote:
>> Granting that the GRONT score may be helpful/useful to those who
>> want to expand their reading skills outside the area of the GNT, it
>> should nevertheless be noted that these numerical scores don't have
>> much objective status, or don't seem to represent more than the opinion
>> of one or a very few readers.
> This is very true!  I should add some text on the site to make it
> clear that these are highly subjective numbers. I have faith in the
> consensus of opinion -- maybe that is misplaced -- so I trust that as
> more contributors contribute contributions to the database, the scores
> will be more meaningful.  If not then I can rest confidently in the
> fact that I'm adding more noise to the WWW. :-)

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