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[ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab

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Thank you for the review, Peter.

(2015-May-24, 18:13:12)Peter Frost Wrote: Emil,

I have only a few minor criticisms and observations:

1. You should add a paragraph that would summarize the excellent points you made about immigrant overrepresentation in special education classes and communal youth schools. Truancy is another factor that might make IQ differences seem smaller than they really are.


I have added a paragraph to the discussion:

Quote:A problem with interpreting the results is that it only concerns normal schools. Special education schools are thus excluded, and they are disproportionately attended by lower GI students. Thus one would expect immigrants to be over-represented in special education classes and this would have the effect of reducing the GPA gap found in the normal schools. Immigrants are in fact over-represented in some forms of special education schools, especially the second generation (see the appendix for details). However, here we are assuming that there is no under-diagnostization of special educational needs among immigrant students. Such under-diagnostization is likely because social workers would try to avoid over-representation of immigrant students in schools for the retarded. It is also expected because a higher proportion of students below the cut-off (usually IQ 75) from a lower GI population would be socially normal because they are part of the left tail of their distribution as opposed to having a major genetic defect such as Down's Syndrome which makes it very plain that one has special educational needs.\cite{jensen1969much} It is currently unknown how large these biases are for the Danish data, so some caution is advised.

Quote:2. "I chose Islam prevalence because of frequent media attention being given to this factor." Could you elaborate a bit? Do the media frequently discuss poor academic performance among the children of Muslim immigrants? Since you seem to attach a lot of importance to this variable, it wouldn't hurt to summarize what is said in the media and include a few quotes.

I have added:

Quote:I chose Islam prevalence because of frequent media attention being given to this factor and because previous research has shown that it has incremental validity over cognitive measures and is a plausible environmental cause.\cite{kirkegaardfuerst2014} For instance, the conservative web-tabloid \textit{Den Korte Avis} (The Short Newspaper) criticized researchers from a public researcher institute for not taking culture into account\cite{DenKorteAvis}:

\begin{quote}
The research thus speaks only about breaking the negative social inheritance as early as possible, but does not mention the cultural inheritance and the creation of parallel societies as a substantial factor, and a focus area for combating the problems [with low performance of immigrant students in schools]. With this narrow, politically correct point of view one cannot straighten out the problems.
\end{quote}

Quote:2. In your paper, the word "data" is treated sometimes as a plural noun and sometimes as a singular noun. Most style books recommend treating it as a plural noun (the singular form would be "datum"). So you should write "The data for the year 2013/2014 are here" and "GPA data are also available ...".

I went thru the paper and hopefully changed all the instances to the plural. I don't mind which one is used, but consistency is preferable.

I made no other changes. New version uploaded. https://osf.io/p9d5z/
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[ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Nov-02, 00:49:54
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Meng Hu - 2014-Nov-02, 03:13:04
Normality - by Emil - 2014-Nov-02, 05:37:41
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Meng Hu - 2014-Nov-02, 19:21:44
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Nov-02, 19:32:02
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Meng Hu - 2014-Nov-02, 20:15:44
Shapiro test - by Emil - 2014-Nov-02, 22:39:48
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Meng Hu - 2014-Nov-03, 19:29:29
Spearman - by Emil - 2014-Nov-03, 04:17:20
Nonnormal - by Emil - 2014-Nov-03, 22:59:31
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Meng Hu - 2014-Nov-06, 01:32:32
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Nov-06, 01:48:01
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Nov-06, 02:46:26
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Meng Hu - 2014-Nov-06, 02:59:02
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Nov-06, 03:57:07
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Meng Hu - 2014-Nov-06, 20:48:41
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Nov-07, 02:31:06
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Meng Hu - 2014-Nov-07, 20:24:16
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Nov-09, 04:19:00
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Nov-26, 19:38:54
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Chuck - 2014-Dec-30, 00:35:58
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Chuck - 2015-Jan-12, 22:12:58
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Jan-14, 14:28:28
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Chuck - 2015-Jan-25, 01:51:01
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Nov-27, 23:31:16
I have updated the paper to draft #4 - by Emil - 2014-Nov-29, 08:20:32
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Meng Hu - 2014-Dec-05, 01:19:52
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Dec-05, 10:54:41
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2014-Dec-27, 05:57:01
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Meng Hu - 2015-Jan-05, 19:33:18
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Peter Frost - 2014-Dec-30, 23:31:30
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Jan-14, 15:00:45
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Jan-13, 00:13:23
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Jan-25, 02:43:12
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Feb-02, 16:58:19
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Chuck - 2015-Feb-02, 19:21:15
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Feb-02, 20:34:14
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Chuck - 2015-Feb-02, 21:12:06
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Feb-03, 03:48:24
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Feb-05, 17:14:10
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Chuck - 2015-Feb-08, 03:52:29
Reply to John's #41 - by Emil - 2015-Feb-09, 04:15:15
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Chuck - 2015-Feb-11, 04:26:03
Draft #6 - by Emil - 2015-Feb-17, 05:04:22
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Chuck - 2015-Mar-12, 22:05:36
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Mar-13, 00:50:20
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Peter Frost - 2015-May-24, 18:13:12
Reply to Peter #47 - by Emil - 2015-May-26, 07:56:34
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Peter Frost - 2015-May-26, 18:42:03
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-May-26, 23:00:21
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school - by Meng Hu - 2015-May-28, 08:32:30
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Chuck - 2015-May-28, 23:16:31
Reply to MH #51 - by Emil - 2015-May-28, 10:09:59
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school - by Meng Hu - 2015-May-28, 17:34:38
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-May-28, 23:25:35
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Chuck - 2015-May-30, 19:52:15
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Jun-04, 14:36:24
RE: [ODP] Immigrant GPA in Danish primary school is predictable from country-level variab - by Emil - 2015-Jun-04, 18:15:24
 
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