Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark: knitr edition

http://rpubs.com/EmilOWK/208757 Analysis of the data collected so far, presented side by side with R code. It will be expanded into a proper paper and submitted to OQSPS soonish. Soonish here meaning when Noah gets around to do it! Due to the surprising results, we should probably do a follow-up replication using new subjects. These results…

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Personal freedom and cognitive ability: OKCupid dataset replication

Noah Carl has been investigating the relationship between cognitive ability and political opinions aside from the usual confused 1-axis left-right model. Specifically, looking at the economic freedom and personal freedom axes (á la this test). He did this in two datasets so far, covering the UK and the US: Verbal intelligence is correlated with socially…

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Another political bias test

See also: Rationality and bias test results I stumbled upon another political bias test: http://econturingtest.com/ Basically, you will be given 10 questions: 5 about why US-style conservatives favor/oppose a given policy, and 5 why US-style liberals favor/oppose, the same policy. It is a multiple-choice format. Your score is then calculated simply after comparison with the…

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New paper out: The international general socioeconomic factor: Factor analyzing international rankings

http://openpsych.net/ODP/2014/09/the-international-general-socioeconomic-factor-factor-analyzing-international-rankings/ Abstract Many studies have examined the correlations between national IQs and various country-level indexes of well-being. The analyses have been unsystematic and not gathered in one single analysis or dataset. In this paper I gather a large sample of country-level indexes and show that there is a strong general socioeconomic factor (S factor) which…

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The IQ Controversy, the Media and Public Policy (1988, Snyderman, Rothman)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2404700.The_IQ_Controversy_the_Media_and_Public_Policy The I. Q. Controversy The Media and Public Policy Stanley Rothman 323p_0887381510   I read this becus i want to do a follow-up study like this. Both analyzing media output and doing another expert survey.   —   I had been thinking about using PCA on political questions to see any obvious underlying structure….

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Venice wants to be independent: analysis of possible outcomes given self-selection of the voting population

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/03/europes-latest-secession-movement-venice/284562/ Venice seems to be tired of Italy. It’s a bad economic trade off for them. They want to return to their former glory. Good! We need more power decentralization. There was a vote: Last week, in a move overshadowed by the international outcry over Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Plebiscito.eu, an organization representing a coalition of…

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