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Science literacy & polarization--what replication crisis?

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Based on reading the "Significance" block, I have to ask if one's political and, possibly, religious beliefs are based on the respondent's science literacy and education. Would be interesting to see the whole article.

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTony Criswell

@Tony-- you might find these papers initeresting:

Shenhav, A., Rand, D.G. & Greene, J.D. Divine intuition: cognitive style influences belief in God. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 141, 423 (2012).

Gervais, W.M. Override the controversy: Analytic thinking predicts endorsement of evolution. Cognition 142, 312-321 (2015).

Gervais, W.M. & Norenzayan, A. Analytic Thinking Promotes Religious Disbelief. Science 336, 493-496 (2012).

Pennycook, G., Cheyne, J.A., Seli, P., Koehler, D.J. & Fugelsang, J.A. Analytic cognitive style predicts religious and paranormal belief. Cognition 123, 335-346 (2012).

August 22, 2017 | Registered CommenterDan Kahan


Any way you could get your new BFFs at CMU to share a draft version with us less fortunate souls?

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

Dan, I know you're no fan, but don't irk MTurk:

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan


It (mturk paper) is very good but there is still the black box problem: b/c we don't how Amazon recruits MT workers, but do know that Amazon isn't in business of supplying valid samples to social scientists, "replication" today is no assurance of replication tomorrow.

Look how hard online dedicated public-opinion sample recruiters -- like YouGov -- work to assure us that their *methods* of sample construction are valid. It makes no sense to worry about that w/ those firms & then say "enh" when it comes to Mturk

August 23, 2017 | Registered CommenterDan Kahan

@Jonathan -- Best bet is to contact authors & ask for eprint

August 23, 2017 | Registered CommenterDan Kahan

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