FAQ for “Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark” Kirkegaard, Bjerrekær, Carl (2017)

Kirkegaard, E. O. W., Bjerrekær, J. D., & Carl, N. (2017). Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark. Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science, 1(1). Various critics of Noah Carl are being asked to produce something that shows they have read and understand his research, and they appear to be struggling. In an attempt to…

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Political quiz results

Since people keep asking about my results on such tests, and because my position has been misrepresented (e.g. by Les Temps). There’s a lot of political tests online one can take, but some are more popular than others, and sensible. A popular choice is the libertarian-made, The World’s Smallest Political Quiz, a 10 item quiz…

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Country level indicators of altruism

A traditional approach to studying altruism has been to do some kind of economic game. E.g. seeing how nice people are in ultimatum games. One such study: Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Van De Kuilen, G. (2004). Cultural differences in ultimatum game experiments: Evidence from a meta-analysis. Experimental economics, 7(2), 171-188. Levine, R. V., Norenzayan,…

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Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark: knitr edition

rpubs.com/EmilOWK/208757 Analysis of the data collected so far, presented side by side with R code. It will be expanded into a proper paper and submitted to OQSPS soonish. Soonish here meaning when Noah gets around to do it! Due to the surprising results, we should probably do a follow-up replication using new subjects. These results…

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Personal freedom and cognitive ability: OKCupid dataset replication

Noah Carl has been investigating the relationship between cognitive ability and political opinions aside from the usual confused 1-axis left-right model. Specifically, looking at the economic freedom and personal freedom axes (á la this test). He did this in two datasets so far, covering the UK and the US: Verbal intelligence is correlated with socially…

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