The performance of African immigrants in Europe: Some Danish and Norwegian data

Due to lengthy discussion over at Unz concerning the good performance of some African groups in the UK, it seems worth it to review the Danish and Norwegian results. Basically, some African groups perform better on some measures than native British. The author is basically arguing that this disproves global hereditarianism. I think not. The…

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IQ and socioeconomic development across Regions of the UK: a reanalysis

Abstract A reanalysis of (Carl, 2015) revealed that the inclusion of London had a strong effect on the S loading of crime and poverty variables. S factor scores from a dataset without London and redundant variables was strongly related to IQ scores, r = .87. The Jensen coefficient for this relationship was .86.   Introduction…

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Interesting non-linear relationship between TV watching, age and reading comprehension

Some time ago, I stumbled upon this paper: Searls, D. T., Mead, N. A., & Ward, B. (1985). The relationship of students’ reading skills to TV watching, leisure time reading, and homework. Journal of Reading, 158-162. Sample is very large: To enlarge on such information, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) gathered data on…

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Traffic statistics per June 20th, 2015

Since James Thompson is posting statistics, here are some for comparison. Note that the statistics for this covers all sites hosted by this server, so that includes: both Danish and English blogs, lyddansk.dk, legaliser.nu, Understanding Statistics, as well as a host of other subsites that can be found via the old front page. Note that…

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The general socioeconomic factor among Colombian departments

Abstract A dataset was compiled with 17 diverse socioeconomic variables for 32 departments of Colombia and the capital district. Factor analysis revealed an S factor. Results were robust to data imputation and removal of a redundant variable. 14 of 17 variables loaded in the expected direction. Extracted S factors correlated about .50 with the cognitive…

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What is a good name? The S factor in Denmark at the name-level

Emil O. W. Kirkegaard Bo Tranberg Abstract We present and analyze data from a dataset of 2358 Danish first names and socioeconomic outcomes not previously made available to the public (Navnehjulet, the Name Wheel). We visualize the data and show that there is a general socioeconomic factor with indicator loadings in the expected directions (positive:…

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