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Correlations with: AOS:Applied Ethics

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
Knowledge claims:contextualism0.107
contextualism not contextualism
Applied Ethics
74.1%(23/31)
19.3%(6/31)
not Applied Ethics
45.5%(350/769)
42.7%(329/769)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.002
Moral motivation:externalism0.088
externalism internalism
Applied Ethics
56.7%(21/37)
32.4%(12/37)
not Applied Ethics
37.2%(273/733)
44.8%(329/733)
Response pairs: 770   p-value: 0.014
not Knowledge claims:invariantism0.081
invariantism not invariantism
Applied Ethics
19.3%(6/31)
74.1%(23/31)
not Applied Ethics
36.9%(284/769)
51.3%(395/769)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.021
Perceptual experience:sense-datum theory0.079
sense-datum theory not sense-datum theory
Applied Ethics
13%(3/23)
73.9%(17/23)
not Applied Ethics
3.7%(26/693)
80.6%(559/693)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.034
External world:idealism0.077
idealism not idealism
Applied Ethics
7.3%(3/41)
85.3%(35/41)
not Applied Ethics
4.2%(37/874)
92.1%(805/874)
Response pairs: 915   p-value: 0.019
Personal identity:psychological view0.074
psychological view not psychological view
Applied Ethics
61.7%(21/34)
32.3%(11/34)
not Applied Ethics
37.4%(292/779)
41%(320/779)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.034
Truth:epistemic0.064
epistemic not epistemic
Applied Ethics
11.4%(4/35)
88.5%(31/35)
not Applied Ethics
7.2%(60/828)
86.4%(716/828)
Response pairs: 863   p-value: 0.06
Zombies:inconceivable0.06
inconceivable not inconceivable
Applied Ethics
25%(8/32)
56.2%(18/32)
not Applied Ethics
17.7%(141/793)
68.7%(545/793)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.085
not Personal identity:further-fact view0.057
further-fact view not further-fact view
Applied Ethics
11.7%(4/34)
82.3%(28/34)
not Applied Ethics
14.1%(110/779)
64.4%(502/779)
Response pairs: 813   p-value: 0.104
not Laws of nature:non-Humean0.057
non-Humean Humean
Applied Ethics
55.2%(21/38)
42.1%(16/38)
not Applied Ethics
61.9%(512/826)
28%(232/826)
Response pairs: 864   p-value: 0.094
Politics:libertarianism0.05
libertarianism not libertarianism
Applied Ethics
20%(7/35)
65.7%(23/35)
not Applied Ethics
11.8%(85/716)
70.2%(503/716)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.171

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
xian:Mill0.198
Mill not Mill
Applied Ethics
23.2%(10/43)
76.7%(33/43)
not Applied Ethics
3.6%(32/888)
96.3%(856/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Normative Ethics0.195
Normative Ethics not Normative Ethics
Applied Ethics
46.5%(20/43)
53.4%(23/43)
not Applied Ethics
13.4%(119/888)
86.5%(769/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Philosophy of Law0.141
Philosophy of Law not Philosophy of Law
Applied Ethics
13.9%(6/43)
86%(37/43)
not Applied Ethics
2.4%(22/888)
97.5%(866/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
not AOS:Philosophy of Mind0.099
Philosophy of Mind not Philosophy of Mind
Applied Ethics
~2.3%(~1/43)
~97.6%(~42/43)
not Applied Ethics
21.3%(190/888)
78.6%(698/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.002
not AOS:Philosophy of Language0.091
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
Applied Ethics
~2.3%(~1/43)
~97.6%(~42/43)
not Applied Ethics
19.2%(171/888)
80.7%(717/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.005
xian:Rawls0.075
Rawls not Rawls
Applied Ethics
11.6%(5/43)
88.3%(38/43)
not Applied Ethics
4.1%(37/888)
95.8%(851/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.022
AOS:Philosophy of Action0.073
Philosophy of Action not Philosophy of Action
Applied Ethics
11.6%(5/43)
88.3%(38/43)
not Applied Ethics
4.2%(38/888)
95.7%(850/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.025
not AOS:Epistemology0.073
Epistemology not Epistemology
Applied Ethics
~2.3%(~1/43)
~97.6%(~42/43)
not Applied Ethics
17.7%(158/888)
82.2%(730/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.025
not AOS:Logic and Philosophy of Logic0.072
Logic and Philosophy of Logic not Logic and Philosophy of Logic
Applied Ethics
~2.3%(~1/43)
~97.6%(~42/43)
not Applied Ethics
10.3%(92/888)
89.6%(796/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.028
xian:Aristotle0.069
Aristotle not Aristotle
Applied Ethics
23.2%(10/43)
76.7%(33/43)
not Applied Ethics
12.1%(108/888)
87.8%(780/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.035
not AOS:Metaphysics0.068
Metaphysics not Metaphysics
Applied Ethics
11.6%(5/43)
88.3%(38/43)
not Applied Ethics
25.7%(229/888)
74.2%(659/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.038
xian:Hume0.065
Hume not Hume
Applied Ethics
25.5%(11/43)
74.4%(32/43)
not Applied Ethics
14.4%(128/888)
85.5%(760/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
not xian:Frege0.062
Frege not Frege
Applied Ethics
~2.3%(~1/43)
~97.6%(~42/43)
not Applied Ethics
7.8%(70/888)
92.1%(818/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.058
xian:Marx0.061
Marx not Marx
Applied Ethics
~2.3%(~1/43)
~97.6%(~42/43)
not Applied Ethics
1.2%(11/888)
98.7%(877/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.062
not AOS:Philosophy of Physical Science0.058
Philosophy of Physical Science not Philosophy of Physical Science
Applied Ethics
~2.3%(~1/43)
~97.6%(~42/43)
not Applied Ethics
6.8%(61/888)
93.1%(827/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.076
not AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.056
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
Applied Ethics
~2.3%(~1/43)
~97.6%(~42/43)
not Applied Ethics
10.4%(93/888)
89.5%(795/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.055
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
Applied Ethics
18.6%(8/43)
81.3%(35/43)
not Applied Ethics
10.3%(92/888)
89.6%(796/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093
not AOS:Philosophy of Cognitive Science0.055
Philosophy of Cognitive Science not Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Applied Ethics
~2.3%(~1/43)
~97.6%(~42/43)
not Applied Ethics
6.3%(56/888)
93.6%(832/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093
AOS:Meta-Ethics0.053
Meta-Ethics not Meta-Ethics
Applied Ethics
18.6%(8/43)
81.3%(35/43)
not Applied Ethics
10.5%(94/888)
89.4%(794/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.106
xian:Wittgenstein0.05
Wittgenstein not Wittgenstein
Applied Ethics
13.9%(6/43)
86%(37/43)
not Applied Ethics
7.5%(67/888)
92.4%(821/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
gender:female0.093
female male
Applied Ethics
35%(14/40)
65%(26/40)
not Applied Ethics
17.5%(148/841)
82.4%(693/841)
Response pairs: 881   p-value: 0.005
affil:region:Australasia0.056
Australasia not Australasia
Applied Ethics
11.6%(5/43)
88.3%(38/43)
not Applied Ethics
5.4%(48/888)
94.5%(840/888)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.087
year_of_phd-0.051
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Applied Ethics
50%(18/36)
50%(18/36)
not Applied Ethics
50.4%(345/684)
49.5%(339/684)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.171