Correlations and likert scales: What is the bias?

A person on ResearchGate asked the following question: How can I correlate ordinal variables (attitude Likert scale) with continuous ratio data (years of experience)? Currently, I am working on my dissertation which explores learning organisation characteristics at HEIs. One of the predictor demographic variables is the indication of the years of experience. Respondents were asked…

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Learning – theory and practice

This is a rewritten version of this old post. Motive Most people want to learn stuff. Some people prioritize learning higher than other people. But what is true for all people, is that they should learn as much as possible in the time they spend on it. This essay is about just that, optimizing learning…

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Review: Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics (Aaron Panofsky)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18526647-misbehaving-science libgen.org/book/index.php?md5=ac86923b7bf1ed0639abf0e1c22810f8 The book is a sociologist trying to interpret the history of behavior genetics into sociology theories. I didn’t pay much attention to their theorizing, being familiar with that kind of nonsense or useless theory. It generally employs the kind of kind of terminology that sociologists are known for: reductionism here, genetic determinism there,…

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Review: Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory (Bruno Latour)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/134567.Reassembling_the_Social http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=Reassembling+the+Social&open=0&view=simple&column=def This is quite possibly the worst non-amateur book I’ve ever read. My notes to this book are so many that in the latter parts of the book, I got tired of noting the errors and oddities, just wishing to get it over with. To those unfamiliar with this kind of thing, go read…

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