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Three Guys Talking About Scales
What follows below is the result of an online discussion I had with psychologists Brent Roberts (BR) and Michael Frank (MF). We discussed scale construction, and particularly, whether items with two response options (i.e., Yes v. No) are good or bad for the...
What follows below is the result of an online discussion I had with psychologists Brent Roberts (BR) and Michael Frank (MF). We discussed scale construction, and particularly, whether items with two response options (i.e., Yes v. No) are good or bad for the reliability and validity of the scale.
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Thought Fragments About Ideology in Social Science
I took a course in sociology my first
year as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. The course was an introduction to
sociology taught by professor and social activist, Harry Edwards . The course
blew me away because it felt so viscerally real. Professor Edwards...
I took a course in sociology my first year as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. The course was an introduction to sociology taught by professor and social activist, Harry Edwards. The course blew me away because it felt so viscerally real. Professor Edwards would talk about social class, race, ...
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Teaching Undergrads vs. MBAs: Four Observations
Hello and sorry I've been away from blogging for so long! I ended up switching departments and jobs--now I work at Yale University at the School of Management. As you might imagine, a lot of things have changed as a result of the move. What I'd like to do t...
Hello and sorry I've been away from blogging for so long! I ended up switching departments and jobs--now I work at Yale University at the School of Management. As you might imagine, a lot of things have changed as a result of the move. What I'd like to do today is to briefly summarize what stuck ...
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Gender Imbalance in Discussions of Best Research Practices
Over the last couple of weeks there have been some really excellent blog posts about gender representation in discussions of best research practices. The first was a shared Email correspondence between Simine Vazire and Lee Jussim . The second was a report ...
Over the last couple of weeks there have been some really excellent blog posts about gender representation in discussions of best research practices. The first was a shared Email correspondence between Simine Vazire and Lee Jussim. The second was a report of gender imbalance in discussions of ...
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SPSP 2015: Actually Predicting the Future
In
regression (a common statistical practice used in social science research) we
often attempt to predict the outcome of a given dependent measure (the DV)
based on what we know about other measured variables theoretically related to
the DV (the IVs). This ...
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SPSP 2015: Status Shapes Redistribution
A lot
of people think about political ideology as a powerful causal force that
influences the structure of our society and our respective positions within it.
In the politics and inequality symposium Jazmin Brown-Iannuzzi of the
University of North Carolina...
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I had some thoughts about ideology in the social sciences. I wrote them down!
I took a course in sociology my first year as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. The course was an introduction to sociology taught by professor and social activist, Harry Edwards. The course blew me away because it felt so viscerally real. Professor Edwards would talk about social class, race, ...
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Four broad observations from a week teaching MBAs.
Hello and sorry I've been away from blogging for so long! I ended up switching departments and jobs--now I work at Yale University at the School of Management. As you might imagine, a lot of things have changed as a result of the move. What I'd like to do today is to briefly summarize what stuck ...
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Discussing gender imbalance in science is tricky business. Some observations!
Over the last couple of weeks there have been some really excellent blog posts about gender representation in discussions of best research practices. The first was a shared Email correspondence between Simine Vazire and Lee Jussim. The second was a report of gender imbalance in discussions of ...
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Predicting the future in social-personality psychology! #SPSP2015
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SPSP 2015: The world thinks that atheists are immoral
At the self and identity pre-conference this morning Will Gervais presented a series of studies (available open access right here ) suggesting that people seem to automatically associate atheism with a lack of moral character. In the studies, participants w...
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