Politics from text — not so easy?

I came across this obscure study while doing some research on other matters. Yan, H., Lavoie, A., & Das, S. (2017). The Perils of Classifying Political Orientation From Text. Linked Democracy: Artificial Intelligence for Democratic Innovation, 858, 8. Political communication often takes complex linguistic forms. Understanding political ideology from text is an important methodological task…

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New paper out: book review of Lynn and Becker’s The Intelligence of Nations (2019)

Kirkegaard, E. O. W. (2019). Solid numbers, missed opportunities: Review of The intelligence of nations. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1037/ebs0000181 ResearchGate I was asked to review this new book written by David Becker and Richard Lynn. It’s the long work in progress that James Thompson has blogged about on numerous occasions. This book presents the latest…

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Arab engineer IQ?

As others have pointed out many times (recently Richwine 2019), one cannot just use identical thresholds of educational attainment to select for identical levels of human capital (broadly conceptualized) among sending immigrant countries. Example of this was that Heiner Rindermann mentioned in an interview (in German) that: Selbst in einer Elitegruppe, Ingenieurstudenten aus den Golfstaaten,…

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