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The contest is being waged with feroicity in the lastest MAPKIA! Indeed, I'm worried about the possibility of a tie. Hence, I'm adding this question for extra credit: Which interpretive community does Pat belong to? And for extra extra credit: Is Pat in the Tea Party?!
MAPKIA! episode 2: what do alpha, beta, gamma & delta think about childhood vaccine risks? And where's the tea party?!
Okay everybody! Time for another episode of ...:"Make a prediction, know it all!," or "MAPKIA!"! I'm sure all 14 billion readers of this blog (a slight exaggeration; but one day there were 25,000 -- that was a 200 sigma event! I'm sure you can guess which post I'm talking about) remember the rules but here they are for any newcomers: I, the host, will identify an empirical question -- or perhaps a set of related questions -- that can be answered with CCP data. Then, you, the players, […]
Here's a piece of something I'm working on--the long-promised & coming-soon "vaccine risk-perception report." This section discusses the "cultural predisposition" measurement strategy that I concluded would be most useful for the study. The method is different from the usual one, which involves identifying subjects' risk predispositions with the two "cultural worldview" scales. I was going to make this scheme the basis of a "MAPKIA!" contest in which players could make […]
This graphic is a scatterplot of subjects from a nationally representative panel recruited last summer to be subjects in CCP studies. The y-axis is a seven-point climate-change risk-perception measure. Subjects are "color-coded" consistent with the response they selected. The x-axis arrays the subjects along a 1-dimensional measure of left-right political outlooks formed by aggregating their responses to a five-point "liberal-conservative" ideology measure and a seven-point […]
I was asked by some science journalists what I thought of the new social media app produced by Skeptical Science. The app purports to quantify the impact of climate change in "Hiroshima bomb" units. Keith Kloor posted a blog about it and some of the reactions to it yesterday. I haven't had a chance to examine the new Skeptical Science "widget." But I would say that in general, the climate communicators focusing on "messaging" strategies are acting on the basis of a defective theory […]
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