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Michael Kraus
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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...

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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...

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Four broad observations from a week teaching MBAs.

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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...

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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 ...

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Predicting the future in social-personality psychology! #SPSP2015

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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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