New video out: Who are the comedians?

Got another video out today. It’s covering my 2017 paper, that people were posting about on Twitter, suggesting interest in this kind of work. Kirkegaard, E. O. W. (2017). Sex Distribution, Life Expectancy and Educational Attainment of Comedians. Mankind Quarterly, 58(1), 180-194. As a bonus, doing this video revealed a data error, which I fixed….

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Reverse publication bias: a collection

See also Sesardić’s conjecture, a related idea. Publication bias as normally considered is really positive publication bias, i.e., the bias is away from zero, towards finding larger than reality results. There is another form, however, more rare, called reverse publication bias, or negative publication bias, where published results are biased towards the null. This pattern…

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Military psychology: a review

Some of the best psychology related to intelligence and other applications have been conducted by the Anglo-sphere military. I don’t actually know much about the research that has been conducted by other industrialized nations, but presumably they have done some, and published it in the local languages, thus why I haven’t seen much reference to…

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Professorial ethics

Being a minor celebrity (is that what we call this?) has the amusing side effect that various people will be talking about you elsewhere on the internet. Thanks to the awesome search capabilities of the internet, these can be found fairly easily. Here’s an funny one from a few days ago given by Scott Ashworth,…

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Data imputation in psychometric meta-analysis

Yep, it’s another comment based on reading too much industrial and organizational psychology! The Schmidt and Hunter approach to meta-analysis, AKA validity generalization theory (VG theory) AKA psychometric meta-analysis (PMA) differs from others in that it explicitly considers data artifacts and biases and tries to correct for them (good introduction paper here, and authors also…

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Mainstreamers keep making progress: educational attainment variation “likely” caused by ancestry variation in Europe

Lawson, D. J., Davies, N. M., Haworth, S., Ashraf, B., Howe, L., Crawford, A., … & Timpson, N. J. (2020). Is population structure in the genetic biobank era irrelevant, a challenge, or an opportunity?. Human genetics, 139(1), 23-41. Replicable genetic association signals have consistently been found through genome-wide association studies in recent years. The recent…

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