Forum:Should IQ tests be standardized within race?
IQ tests are biased aganist certain cultural groups. However, biological evidence suggest there is no such thing as "race". But it seems some social surveys report data standardized within the so called "race", making each "race" have the same average of 100. Should this be done? Or should they be standardized in the population?--Scientist (talk) 03:54, 23 March 2016 (UTC)
- IQ tests are already problematic predictors of future success anyway. But no, racial boundaries should not be further delineated. Instead we as a society should strive to equally educate everyone and ensure all races have equal education. Fix the problem. Pbfreespace3 (talk) 03:58, 23 March 2016 (UTC)
- Not really any point. Race is really poorly-defined and isn't really the biggest factor affecting test scores. If you do race, you might as well do sex, education, socio-economic background, and all kinds of other specific things to the point where the test becomes useless at measuring actual aptitude.TheriziπosaurusG (talk) 00:44, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
- Probably the biggest determining factor in IQ results is education. Which rather raises the question of what IQ tests are testing anyway.
- So should we further delineate one rather badly-defined thing in terms of another badly-defined thing? Probably not.--Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 06:34, 28 March 2016 (UTC)