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Those With Science Backgrounds Are Good Spellers

  1. May 5, 2013 #1

    morrobay

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    Null hypothesis, Ho Those with science backgrounds can spell as well as those with non-science backgrounds, at the same formal education level. Only looking for opinions not a p-value.
     
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  3. May 5, 2013 #2

    turbo

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    Don't know. I can smell good, though.
     
  4. May 5, 2013 #3
    Probably true, but only if you average over education that doesn't require you to write much, e.g. music degree.
     
  5. May 5, 2013 #4

    Jonathan Scott

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    In my experience, good spelling correlates strongly with conscientious attention to detail in general.

    This can lead to success in many areas, including science.
     
  6. May 5, 2013 #5
    He was good at science.
     
  7. May 5, 2013 #6

    MarneMath

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    I have a hard time spelling English words because I pronounce everything with a Spanish accent. I have a hard time spelling Spanish words because I basically stopped writing in Spanish at the age of 10. I am just terrible at life =[.
     
  8. May 5, 2013 #7

    dlgoff

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    I'm one of the worst spellers IMO. I know what it's like not being able to hear at a young age and trying to figure out how to spell.

    http://journals.lww.com/ear-hearing/Abstract/1986/02000/Children_with_Unilateral_Sensorineural_Hearing.7.aspx
     
  9. May 5, 2013 #8

    OmCheeto

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  10. May 5, 2013 #9
    My life would be vastly different without spell-check.
     
  11. May 5, 2013 #10

    dlgoff

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  12. May 5, 2013 #11
    Opposite for me, and I'm a Spanish national. If I speak English, I pass for a yank wherever I go. But even though my writing in Spanish is decent, my colloquial Spanish has always been slightly weird to most people as I generally think up statements in English first.
     
  13. May 5, 2013 #12

    OCR

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    Lol... my life became vastly different with spell-check.

    http://www.jir.com/pullet.html



    OCR... :biggrin:
     
  14. May 5, 2013 #13

    morrobay

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    Actually the Null hypothesis is a challenge - to try and show that the Ho
    statement is wrong, to overturn it. By testing it statistically in order answer an underlying
    question: In the above Ho you want to show that science majors are poor
    spellers compared to non- science majors. Because maybe and in my opinion good spelling is not a priority for them.
     
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