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Correlations with: phd_region:Australasia

N = 931 (target faculty). Cut-off = +/-0.05

n < 10 omitted. Some redundant or trivial correlations are not shown.

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Main Survey questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
Normative ethics:consequentialism0.183
consequentialism not consequentialism
Australasia
74%(20/27)
22.2%(6/27)
not Australasia
25.8%(200/773)
59.7%(462/773)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: < 0.001
not Normative ethics:deontology0.125
deontology not deontology
Australasia
~3.7%(~1/27)
~96.2%(~26/27)
not Australasia
31%(240/773)
54.5%(422/773)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: < 0.001
Mind:physicalism0.099
physicalism non-physicalism
Australasia
76.6%(23/30)
13.3%(4/30)
not Australasia
56.9%(506/888)
31.3%(278/888)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.002
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.094
naturalism non-naturalism
Australasia
81.4%(22/27)
14.8%(4/27)
not Australasia
53.8%(446/828)
30.5%(253/828)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.005
Logic:non-classical0.092
classical non-classical
Australasia
52.1%(12/23)
43.4%(10/23)
not Australasia
66.1%(516/780)
18.3%(143/780)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: 0.009
Time:B-theory0.09
A-theory B-theory
Australasia
18.1%(4/22)
63.6%(14/22)
not Australasia
30.1%(169/561)
45.4%(255/561)
Response pairs: 583   p-value: 0.029
not Laws of nature:non-Humean0.084
non-Humean Humean
Australasia
39.2%(11/28)
39.2%(11/28)
not Australasia
62.4%(522/836)
28.3%(237/836)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.013
Zombies:inconceivable0.083
inconceivable not inconceivable
Australasia
37.9%(11/29)
44.8%(13/29)
not Australasia
17.3%(138/796)
69%(550/796)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.017
Meta-ethics:moral anti-realism0.08
moral anti-realism moral realism
Australasia
46.6%(14/30)
43.3%(13/30)
not Australasia
28.4%(246/866)
63%(546/866)
Response pairs: 896   p-value: 0.016
Perceptual experience:sense-datum theory0.079
sense-datum theory not sense-datum theory
Australasia
13%(3/23)
69.5%(16/23)
not Australasia
3.7%(26/693)
80.8%(560/693)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.034
Personal identity:psychological view0.079
psychological view not psychological view
Australasia
62.9%(17/27)
18.5%(5/27)
not Australasia
37.6%(296/786)
41.4%(326/786)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.024
External world:non-skeptical realism0.077
non-skeptical realism not non-skeptical realism
Australasia
~96.4%(~27/28)
~3.5%(~1/28)
not Australasia
82.5%(732/887)
13.5%(120/887)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.019
A priori knowledge:no0.074
no yes
Australasia
36.6%(11/30)
60%(18/30)
not Australasia
18.4%(164/888)
73.5%(653/888)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.024
Free will:no free will0.074
no free will free will
Australasia
30%(9/30)
66.6%(20/30)
not Australasia
12%(105/869)
78.5%(683/869)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.026
not Free will:libertarianism0.071
libertarianism not libertarianism
Australasia
~3.3%(~1/30)
~96.6%(~29/30)
not Australasia
14.7%(128/869)
75.9%(660/869)
Response pairs: 899   p-value: 0.033
Moral judgment:non-cognitivism0.064
non-cognitivism cognitivism
Australasia
30%(9/30)
60%(18/30)
not Australasia
18.9%(160/845)
72.6%(614/845)
Response pairs: 875   p-value: 0.058
God:atheism0.063
theism atheism
Australasia
~3.3%(~1/30)
90%(27/30)
not Australasia
15.2%(135/887)
76%(675/887)
Response pairs: 917   p-value: 0.056
Proper names:Fregean0.062
Millian Fregean
Australasia
34.6%(9/26)
57.6%(15/26)
not Australasia
42.5%(322/757)
40.4%(306/757)
Response pairs: 783   p-value: 0.082
not Politics:communitarianism0.061
communitarianism not communitarianism
Australasia
~4.1%(~1/24)
75%(18/24)
not Australasia
18.2%(133/727)
64.2%(467/727)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.094
Perceptual experience:representationalism0.059
representationalism not representationalism
Australasia
60.8%(14/23)
21.7%(5/23)
not Australasia
40.2%(279/693)
44.3%(307/693)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.114
Aesthetic value:subjective0.057
subjective objective
Australasia
53.8%(14/26)
34.6%(9/26)
not Australasia
38%(331/869)
46.7%(406/869)
Response pairs: 895   p-value: 0.088
not Zombies:conceivable but not metaphysically possible0.055
conceivable but not metaphysically possible not conceivable but not metaphysically possible
Australasia
20.6%(6/29)
62%(18/29)
not Australasia
40.8%(325/796)
45.6%(363/796)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.114
not External world:skepticism0.054
skepticism not skepticism
Australasia
~3.5%(~1/28)
~96.4%(~27/28)
not Australasia
5%(45/887)
90.9%(807/887)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.102
Politics:egalitarianism0.053
egalitarianism not egalitarianism
Australasia
54.1%(13/24)
20.8%(5/24)
not Australasia
42.7%(311/727)
39.7%(289/727)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.146
not External world:idealism0.052
idealism not idealism
Australasia
~3.5%(~1/28)
~96.4%(~27/28)
not Australasia
4.5%(40/887)
91.5%(812/887)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.115
not Personal identity:biological view0.052
biological view not biological view
Australasia
~3.7%(~1/27)
74%(20/27)
not Australasia
19.7%(155/786)
59.4%(467/786)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.138
Science:scientific realism0.05
scientific anti-realism scientific realism
Australasia
~3.3%(~1/30)
86.6%(26/30)
not Australasia
12.3%(108/876)
80.2%(703/876)
Response pairs: 906   p-value: 0.132

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
xian:Lewis0.064
Lewis not Lewis
Australasia
16.6%(5/30)
83.3%(25/30)
not Australasia
7.1%(64/901)
92.8%(837/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.05
AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.054
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
Australasia
20%(6/30)
80%(24/30)
not Australasia
10.4%(94/901)
89.5%(807/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
AOS:Metaphilosophy0.054
Metaphilosophy not Metaphilosophy
Australasia
~3.3%(~1/30)
~96.6%(~29/30)
not Australasia
2.1%(19/901)
97.8%(882/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
AOS:Philosophy of Biology0.054
Philosophy of Biology not Philosophy of Biology
Australasia
10%(3/30)
90%(27/30)
not Australasia
3.8%(35/901)
96.1%(866/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
AOS:Meta-Ethics0.052
Meta-Ethics not Meta-Ethics
Australasia
20%(6/30)
80%(24/30)
not Australasia
10.6%(96/901)
89.3%(805/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
not AOS:Epistemology0.05
Epistemology not Epistemology
Australasia
~3.3%(~1/30)
~96.6%(~29/30)
not Australasia
17.5%(158/901)
82.4%(743/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
nationality_region:Australasia0.67
Australasia not Australasia
Australasia
90%(27/30)
10%(3/30)
not Australasia
2.7%(25/901)
97.2%(876/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
affil:region:Australasia0.558
Australasia not Australasia
Australasia
76.6%(23/30)
23.3%(7/30)
not Australasia
3.3%(30/901)
96.6%(871/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not nationality_region:United States0.185
United States not United States
Australasia
~3.3%(~1/30)
~96.6%(~29/30)
not Australasia
52.6%(474/901)
47.3%(427/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not affil:region:United States0.178
United States not United States
Australasia
13.3%(4/30)
86.6%(26/30)
not Australasia
62.7%(565/901)
37.2%(336/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
year_of_phd0.06
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Australasia
66.6%(20/30)
33.3%(10/30)
not Australasia
49.7%(343/690)
50.2%(347/690)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.107
not affil:region:Canada0.055
Canada not Canada
Australasia
~3.3%(~1/30)
~96.6%(~29/30)
not Australasia
8.7%(79/901)
91.2%(822/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093
not nationality_region:Other0.052
Other not Other
Australasia
~3.3%(~1/30)
~96.6%(~29/30)
not Australasia
7.7%(70/901)
92.2%(831/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
not nationality_region:Europe0.05
Europe not Europe
Australasia
~3.3%(~1/30)
~96.6%(~29/30)
not Australasia
12.7%(115/901)
87.2%(786/901)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127