Definitions for "normative"
relating to or dealing with norms; as, normative discipline; normative samples.
giving directives or rules; prescriptive. Opposed to descriptive.
based on or prescribing a norm or standard; as, normative grammar.
Refers to value judgments as to "what ought to be," in contrast to positive which is about "what is."
dealing with or based on norms; "a normative judgment"
Normative political knowledge addresses questions about what ought to be, rather than simply providing descriptions and explanations of what is. Examples of normative questions include: “Should there be limits on free speech?” or “How much and what types of health care should the state provide?”.
Refers to a standard or set of norms that are understood as the correct (or at least the majority) way of interpreting the world in which we live.
establishes a standard or norm. Normative documentation defines required interfaces and semantics. Often the term normative is used in juxtaposition to the term informative. E.g., the UDI Specifications are normative; the UDI white papers and implementation guides are informative.
A normative scenario is one that describes a preferred future. (That's the futurists' use of the word; it has a different meaning when describing psychological testing, where it refers to comparing individuals.)
Normative text (which would be expected to make up the bulk of any specification or user publication) defines the functionality and use of the product under test. Normative text shall be tested. See also non-normative. Writers of documents which are to be tested are well advised to separate normative and non-normative text, so it is obvious which text describes the operation of the product (and shall be tested) and which text is intended as background information. Normative text is identical to text describing requirements.
normal; statistically, the results of testing a large body of people
Pertaining to the average or expected behavior patterns of a group or community (Barker, 1995)
The average response of members of a sample.