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[ODP] Rule dependence and Flynn effects: some elaboration

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(2014-Mar-31, 23:35:07)Philbrick Bastinado Wrote: How so?


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(2014-Apr-01, 02:43:38)Elijah Q. Armstrong Wrote: Attached.


Much better. :)
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(2014-Mar-25, 03:48:38)Elijah Q. Armstrong Wrote: [This paper is partly drawn from my blog post here: http://elijahlarmstrong.wordpress.com/20...n-effects/]

The pdf is attached.

[Admin note: I edited the title to conform with guidelines. -Emil]


Can you propose ways of testing your hypotheses? Also, would it be possible to extend this research by looking at the relation between rule dependance, cultural load, g load, etc. (I attached MH and my file, which you are free to use, for 46 batteries.) Also, if you want, I could dig up our WISC/WAIS flynn effect data so you could check if the rule dependence x flynn effect association is mediated by non-g and non-shared environment for these batteries. We also have measures of fluid/nonfluid intelligence load for other batteries so you could partially test the working memory hypothesis (as WM is highly correlated with FI).

Generally, what you have is fine for what it is. But you could extend this project some -- if you want.


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#15
This paper is intended to be a brief review, so the analysis you propose would be somewhat inappropriate for the paper. It is worth doing, though.
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#16
You wrote "A systematic review (not an unsystematic review,
such as that conducted in the paper) of rule-dependence numbers and Flynn effect magnitudes that corrects for these sources of error - viz., few tests, few raters, and unreliability - would probably yield a higher correlation"

Then do this. This paper as it currently stands is not publishable.
No definition of rule dependance is provided. None of the hypotheses is empirically tested. This looks like a summary of Woodley and Armstrong's paper and does not contribute anything substantially novel.
After the hypotheses have been tested, this paper might be published. But in its current form, it's not even close to being a rough draft.
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(2014-Apr-02, 11:53:16)Duxide Wrote: You wrote "A systematic review (not an unsystematic review,
such as that conducted in the paper) of rule-dependence numbers and Flynn effect magnitudes that corrects for these sources of error - viz., few tests, few raters, and unreliability - would probably yield a higher correlation"

Then do this. This paper as it currently stands is not publishable.
No definition of rule dependance is provided. None of the hypotheses is empirically tested. This looks like a summary of Woodley and Armstrong's paper and does not contribute anything substantially novel.
After the hypotheses have been tested, this paper might be published. But in its current form, it's not even close to being a rough draft.


As the author notes, it's not intended to be an empirical paper. It's what is sometimes called a "brief communication" or a "letter". Many journals don't like this kind of material since the cost of publication makes it not worth it. We, however, have 0 cost of publication (except for editor's time), so this is not a problem.
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(2014-Apr-02, 18:06:30)Emil Wrote: As the author notes, it's not intended to be an empirical paper. It's what is sometimes called a "brief communication" or a "letter". Many journals don't like this kind of material since the cost of publication makes it not worth it. We, however, have 0 cost of publication (except for editor's time), so this is not a problem.


Yes, but even for a brief communication, it does not meet the standards for our journal.
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This paper is not just a summary, but a clearer presentation of the hypotheses of the RDM - a clearer presentation that, in my opinion, improves on the original authors’ paper.
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#20
Well, our journal does not have an editor, so there can be no "Letter to the editor". However, it could be considered a "brief communication" and this article overall conforms to the guidelines for a brief communication, for example "Nature Neuroscience" ("A Brief Communication reports a concise study of high quality and broad interest. This format may not exceed 3 printed pages. Brief Communications begin with a brief unreferenced abstract (3 sentences, no more than 70 words), which will appear on Medline. The main text is typically 1,000-1,200 words, including abstract, references and figure legends, and contains no headings").
I believe that with some modifications (which will actually make it high quality) it can be published, as long as it is SPECIFIED that it is a brief communication, perhaps in the headline.
The suggested modifications would be proposing ways of testing hypotheses and maybe providing a concise definition of "rule dependence", as not everybody knows what this means. Once this is done, this paper will be publishable.
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