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  [OQSPS] The Political Attitudes of British Academics
Posted by: NoahCarl - 2017-Mar-19, 17:33:08 - Forum: Submissions - No Replies

Journal:
Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science

Authors:
Noah Carl

Title:
The Political Attitudes of British Academics

Abstract:
Carl (2017) recently published a report claiming that individuals with left-wing and liberal views are overrepresented in British academia. One weakness of this report was that it relied almost exclusively on party support data. Using data from the 2015 wave of the British Election Study Panel, the present study confirms that the political attitudes of British academics are somewhat more economically left-wing (0.38sd), and are substantially more socially liberal (0.84sd), than those of the general population. It also documents that British academics are substantially more likely to read The Guardian newspaper (the UK’s most left-liberal newspaper) than members of the general population (31 ppts). Adjusting for demographic characteristics, education and openness to experience reduces the difference on social liberalism by 0.20sd, and reduces the difference on Guardian readership by 5 ppts, but increases the difference on economic leftism by 0.07sd.

Key words:
Academics; political attitudes; left-wing; liberal; education; openness

Length:
~3,000 words, 13 pages.

Files:

https://osf.io/q9e79/

Data can be accessed on the website for the BES:

http://www.britishelectionstudy.com  

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  [OQSPS] A Global Analysis of Islamist Terrorism
Posted by: NoahCarl - 2017-Feb-13, 18:45:52 - Forum: Submissions - Replies (13)

Journal:
Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science

Authors:
Noah Carl

Title:
A Global Analysis of Islamist Terrorism

Abstract:
This paper examines the relationship between percentage of Muslims in the population (logged) and two separate measures of Islamist terrorism for a large cross-section of countries (n = 168). The first measure of Islamist terrorism is the number of Islamist terror attacks 2001–2016 (logged); the second is the number of casualties from Islamist terrorism 2001–2016 (logged). Percentage Muslim was strongly associated with both measures of Islamist terrorism (β = .49–50). These associations were not disproportionately driven by co-variation within one or two global regions: positive associations were found within Sub-Saharan Africa (β = .35–38), South & East Asia (β = .49–50), Eurasia (β = .31–37), and the West (β = .32–50). The raw associations within Latin America & Caribbean (β = .06–13) were very weak, and those within Middle East & North Africa were negative (β = –.18–21). Yet the results for Middle East & North Africa were attributable to Israel being a major outlier; when Israel was omitted, strong positive associations emerged (β = .65–69). In a multiple regression analysis, both associations were robust to controlling for region fixed-effects, land area (logged), absolute latitude, average elevation, terrain roughness, legal origin, GDP per capita (logged), democracy, and ethnic fractionalisation (β = .32–33). Consistent with a previous study, both percentage Muslim (β = .21–56) and indicators of military intervention in the Middle East (β = .17–80) were associated with Islamist terrorism across Western countries.

Key words:
Islamist terrorism; percentage Muslim; military intervention; multiple regression

Length:
~4,100 words, 19 pages.

Files:

https://osf.io/43gbe/

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  [ODP] The Black White IQ gap in the total sample of the Vietnam Experience Study
Posted by: Emil - 2016-Dec-21, 22:49:35 - Forum: Submissions - Replies (4)

Journal:
ODP

Authors:
Emil O. W. Kirkegaard

Title:
The Black White IQ gap in the total sample of the Vietnam Experience Study

Abstract:
IQ differences were examined between Blacks and Whites in a large Vietnam era sample (Vietnam Experience Study; total n ≈ 10,800). Relative to a White IQ of 100 and SD of 15, Blacks obtained a mean IQ of 85 and an SD of 12.
An attempt to examine measurement invariance using multi-group confirmatory factor analysis failed with impossible estimates and very poor fits. A simpler approach of examining the correlation matrices by group showed that the White correlations were stronger, sometimes by a lot. Possible reasons for this were discussed.

Key words:
Black, White, Vietnam Experience Study, race difference, IQ, intelligence, cognitive ability, measurement invariance, multi-group confirmatory factor analysis, MGCFA


Length:
~1500 words, 6 pages.

Files:
https://osf.io/mnfex/

External reviewers:
None suggested.

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  [OQSPS] Name features and social status
Posted by: Emil - 2016-Nov-24, 05:07:03 - Forum: Submissions - Replies (2)

Journal:
Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science

Authors:
Emil O. W. Kirkegaard

Title:
Name features and social status: an exploratory study of 1,890 Danish first names

Abstract:
A dataset of the relative social status of 1,890 first names of persons living in Denmark was obtained from a previous study. Linguistic features were generated based mostly on n-grams augmented by regex and each name was scored on each feature. The list of features were then pruned based on their presence in the data such that features that never or almost never appeared in the data were discarded. An initial check using t-tests showed strong signal in the features taken as a whole and that this was due mostly to low status names being more similar. LASSO regression was then used to select a subset of features with above chance level validity. Finally, an OLS model was fit based on the LASSO chosen features. This model showed a cross-validated R2 of .40, equivalent to a correlation of .63. It was concluded that subtle linguistic features in first names have substantial validity for predicting relative social status in Denmark.


Key words:
first name, social status, linguistics, computational linguistics, variable selection, n-gram

Length:

~1300 words, ~5 pages.

Files:
https://osf.io/adgwd/

Reviewers:
None suggested.

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  [ODP] Criminal and antisocial behavior and cognitive ability in a sample of dating si
Posted by: Emil - 2016-Oct-22, 20:49:27 - Forum: Submissions - Replies (12)

Journal:
Open Differential Psychology

Authors:
Emil O. W. Kirkegaard

Title:
Criminal and antisocial behavior and cognitive ability in a sample of dating site users

Abstract:

The relationship between cognitive ability and a broad variety of criminal and antisocial (CAS) behaviors was examined in a sample of dating site users. Cognitive ability was scored from 14 suitable items using item response theory. 11 of the 13 items were negatively related to cognitive ability with latent correlations ranging from .01 to -.29, and a median of -.14. Correlations for males were stronger with a mean/median male/female ratio of 1.7/1.4.

The CAS items were all positively correlated (mean correlation = .23) and formed a general CAS factor. Attempts were made to use item response theory to score this factor, but results proved unsatisfactory. Instead, a simple score was calculated by summing the items. This score correlated -.16 [-.14 to -.18] with cognitive ability.

To examine the influence of confounders, an OLS model was fit using cognitive ability, gender, age, and cognitive ability x gender as predictors and the simple summed score as the dependent. In this model, the standardized beta cognitive ability was -.19. A series of robustness checks were made using alternative model specifications which provided near identical results.

Key words:

crime, antisocial behavior, violence, cognitive ability, IQ, intelligence, dating site, gender, sex

Length:
~4000 words, ~16 pages.

Files:
https://osf.io/7htpz/

Reviewers:
I will attempt to recruit one of the following: Brian Boutwell, Joseph Schwartz and John Wright.

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  How to submit
Posted by: Emil - 2014-Mar-08, 17:16:48 - Forum: Submissions - No Replies

To submit a paper, simply start a thread with the paper. Detailed instructions below.

Formatting
We focus on the science, not the formal requirement. We don't want scientists to spend more time formatting papers than writing them. For this reason we have minimal requirements for formatting. Basically, it should look like academic writing. Use any reference system you like, as long as it is sensible.

However, Google Scholar has certain requirements for indexing papers properly. Authors are recommended to follow these requirement as it will ease the indexing of their own work.

To summarize, they are:

  1. Font size 24 for title.
  2. Font size 16 for authors.
  3. No author affiliation on the same line as authors (use footnotes).
  4. Include a citation of the paper itself in the header.
  5. Use only the major reference formats. They seem to prefer numbered references instead of APA-style (name, year).
Templates:
The journal's OSF repository has templates in .docx, .odt and .tex formats.

Submissions
To submit a paper, create a thread with the paper and the supplementary material.

Thread titles must have the format: "[journal abbreviation] Title".

Journal abbreviations are:
  • [ODP] - Open Differential Psychology
  • [OBG] - Open Behavioral Genetics

Example submissions title: "[ODP] Predicting Immigrant IQ from their Countries of Origin, and Lynn's National IQs: A Case Study from Denmark"

The post must contain the draft either in text or via link to some readable major format (.doc(x), .odt, .html, .pdf).
The post must contain the abstract.
The post must contain the data.

We prefer that authors use Open Science Framework to host their submissions, code, data and other files. This enables easy management of files and revisions (versioning). It makes it easier for reviewers and others to follow each file as it was in different stages thruout the submission-revision process.

Revisions
Usually, reviewers will request changes or find errors in the paper. Authors can choose which criticism to adhere to, but they should remember that they will need to satisfy a number of reviewers to gain acceptance for publication. When submitting a revision, please make a reply post in the submission thread instead of updating the original post with a new file.

There are two reasons for this. First, this results in the thread marked marked as 'active' which tells reviewers that something has happened in it. This does not happen when one only edits a post. Second, it means that the entire review history can be followed. If one updates the file instead, then the older drafts are no longer available. Optimally, authors should use Open Science Framework to handle the files.

Questions?
FAQ here.

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