Hmmmmm... What did you get when you added up all your deviation scores? Is this method going to be useful to us? It seems that the negative and positive deviation scores always cancel each other out. What can we do about this?
There are two ways to handle this dilemma. You could simply take the absolute value of all the scores or you could square all the scores. Either way will get rid of the negative scores and give us something with which to work.
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