Tons of data on media bias in the USA

Wikipedia tells us: The Media Research Center (MRC) is an American politically conservative content analysis group based in Reston, Virginia, founded in 1987 by L. Brent Bozell III.[2] It characterizes itself as a media watchdog,[2] whereas Brian Montopoli in the Columbia Journalism Review in 2005 considered it “propaganda clothed as critique”.[3] The nonprofit MRC has…

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Birth order effects and achievement: autism-hormonal model

Back in 2018, Scott Alexander published a troll post: Fight Me, Psychologists: Birth Order Effects Exist And Are Very Strong. From casual observation of people in rationalist community, and other any coffee salon demographics group, one can notice that there are a preponderance of first born. Some of this is due to confounding with fertility:…

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Review: Psychological Testing: Theory and Practice (Colin Cooper)

Cooper, C. (2018). Psychological testing: theory and practice. Routledge. This is a pretty food good introduction to psychometrics (the science of psychological measurement). There is the now customary dislike for NHST, more focus on effect sizes, mostly equation-free presentation (except when needed). The table of contents gives a good idea of the conceptual space covered:…

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