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Correlations with: xian:Socrates

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
Logic:non-classical0.063
non-classical classical
Socrates
33.3%(4/12)
25%(3/12)
not Socrates
23.6%(187/791)
61.5%(487/791)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: 0.074
A priori knowledge:no0.061
no yes
Socrates
35.7%(5/14)
50%(7/14)
not Socrates
18.8%(170/904)
73.4%(664/904)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.064
Mind:physicalism0.056
physicalism non-physicalism
Socrates
~92.3%(~12/13)
~7.6%(~1/13)
not Socrates
57.2%(518/905)
31%(281/905)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.089
Abstract objects:nominalism0.05
Platonism nominalism
Socrates
~7.1%(~1/14)
64.2%(9/14)
not Socrates
41.5%(366/880)
47.9%(422/880)
Response pairs: 894   p-value: 0.135

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy0.114
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy not Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Socrates
~7.1%(~1/14)
~92.8%(~13/14)
not Socrates
1.6%(15/917)
98.3%(902/917)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Ancient Greek Philosophy0.105
Ancient Greek Philosophy not Ancient Greek Philosophy
Socrates
28.5%(4/14)
71.4%(10/14)
not Socrates
6.5%(60/917)
93.4%(857/917)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
AOS:Meta-Ethics0.069
Meta-Ethics not Meta-Ethics
Socrates
28.5%(4/14)
71.4%(10/14)
not Socrates
10.6%(98/917)
89.3%(819/917)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.035
AOS:Aesthetics0.063
Aesthetics not Aesthetics
Socrates
~7.1%(~1/14)
~92.8%(~13/14)
not Socrates
3.9%(36/917)
96%(881/917)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.054
xian:Marx0.06
Marx not Marx
Socrates
~7.1%(~1/14)
~92.8%(~13/14)
not Socrates
1.3%(12/917)
98.6%(905/917)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.067
not AOS:Philosophy of Language0.058
Philosophy of Language not Philosophy of Language
Socrates
~7.1%(~1/14)
~92.8%(~13/14)
not Socrates
18.7%(172/917)
81.2%(745/917)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.076

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
phd_region:Canada0.083
Canada not Canada
Socrates
~7.1%(~1/14)
~92.8%(~13/14)
not Socrates
2.7%(25/917)
97.2%(892/917)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.011
year_of_phd-0.064
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Socrates
40%(4/10)
60%(6/10)
not Socrates
50.5%(359/710)
49.4%(351/710)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.086
year_of_birth-0.055
year_of_birth ≥ median year_of_birth < median
Socrates
42.8%(6/14)
57.1%(8/14)
not Socrates
50.4%(432/856)
49.5%(424/856)
Response pairs: 870   p-value: 0.104