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Correlations with: AOS:Philosophy of Probability

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
Mind:physicalism0.104
physicalism non-physicalism
Philosophy of Probability
~94.7%(~18/19)
~5.2%(~1/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
56.9%(512/899)
31.3%(282/899)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.001
Normative ethics:consequentialism0.076
consequentialism not consequentialism
Philosophy of Probability
52.9%(9/17)
23.5%(4/17)
not Philosophy of Probability
26.9%(211/783)
59.2%(464/783)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.031
Knowledge:empiricism0.069
empiricism rationalism
Philosophy of Probability
61.1%(11/18)
16.6%(3/18)
not Philosophy of Probability
41.5%(374/901)
34.8%(314/901)
Response pairs: 919   p-value: 0.036
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.066
naturalism non-naturalism
Philosophy of Probability
81.2%(13/16)
~6.2%(~1/16)
not Philosophy of Probability
54.2%(455/839)
30.3%(255/839)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.053
Logic:non-classical0.066
non-classical classical
Philosophy of Probability
38.8%(7/18)
38.8%(7/18)
not Philosophy of Probability
23.4%(184/785)
61.5%(483/785)
Response pairs: 803   p-value: 0.061
Zombies:inconceivable0.063
inconceivable not inconceivable
Philosophy of Probability
31.2%(5/16)
43.7%(7/16)
not Philosophy of Probability
17.7%(144/809)
68.7%(556/809)
Response pairs: 825   p-value: 0.07
Politics:communitarianism0.063
communitarianism not communitarianism
Philosophy of Probability
25%(4/16)
50%(8/16)
not Philosophy of Probability
17.5%(129/735)
64.8%(477/735)
Response pairs: 751   p-value: 0.084
Newcomb's problem:two boxes0.055
two boxes one box
Philosophy of Probability
61.1%(11/18)
27.7%(5/18)
not Philosophy of Probability
44%(284/645)
31.6%(204/645)
Response pairs: 663   p-value: 0.157

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:General Philosophy of Science0.203
General Philosophy of Science not General Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Probability
52.6%(10/19)
47.3%(9/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
9.2%(84/912)
90.7%(828/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Decision Theory0.184
Decision Theory not Decision Theory
Philosophy of Probability
26.3%(5/19)
73.6%(14/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
2.8%(26/912)
97.1%(886/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Hume0.131
Hume not Hume
Philosophy of Probability
47.3%(9/19)
52.6%(10/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
14.2%(130/912)
85.7%(782/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Philosophy of Physical Science0.115
Philosophy of Physical Science not Philosophy of Physical Science
Philosophy of Probability
26.3%(5/19)
73.6%(14/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
6.1%(56/912)
93.8%(856/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
xian:Carnap0.109
Carnap not Carnap
Philosophy of Probability
21%(4/19)
78.9%(15/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
4.4%(41/912)
95.5%(871/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
AOS:Philosophy of Biology0.085
Philosophy of Biology not Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Probability
15.7%(3/19)
84.2%(16/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
3.8%(35/912)
96.1%(877/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.009
not AOS:Philosophy of Mind0.073
Philosophy of Mind not Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Probability
~5.2%(~1/19)
~94.7%(~18/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
20.9%(191/912)
79%(721/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.025
AOS:Epistemology0.055
Epistemology not Epistemology
Philosophy of Probability
31.5%(6/19)
68.4%(13/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
16.8%(154/912)
83.1%(758/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.093
AOS:Logic and Philosophy of Logic0.054
Logic and Philosophy of Logic not Logic and Philosophy of Logic
Philosophy of Probability
21%(4/19)
78.9%(15/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
9.6%(88/912)
90.3%(824/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not AOS:17th/18th Century Philosophy0.052
17th/18th Century Philosophy not 17th/18th Century Philosophy
Philosophy of Probability
~5.2%(~1/19)
~94.7%(~18/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
11.7%(107/912)
88.2%(805/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112
not AOS:Meta-Ethics0.05
Meta-Ethics not Meta-Ethics
Philosophy of Probability
~5.2%(~1/19)
~94.7%(~18/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
11.1%(102/912)
88.8%(810/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.127

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
nationality_region:Australasia0.097
Australasia not Australasia
Philosophy of Probability
21%(4/19)
78.9%(15/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
5.2%(48/912)
94.7%(864/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.003
gender:male0.068
male female
Philosophy of Probability
~94.4%(~17/18)
~5.5%(~1/18)
not Philosophy of Probability
81.2%(701/863)
18.7%(162/863)
Response pairs: 881   p-value: 0.043
nationality_region:United States0.065
United States not United States
Philosophy of Probability
73.6%(14/19)
26.3%(5/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
50.4%(460/912)
49.5%(452/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.047
phd_region:United States0.059
United States not United States
Philosophy of Probability
73.6%(14/19)
26.3%(5/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
52.8%(482/912)
47.1%(430/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.071
response_time0.059
response_time ≥ median response_time < median
Philosophy of Probability
68.4%(13/19)
31.5%(6/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
49.6%(440/886)
50.3%(446/886)
Response pairs: 905   p-value: 0.076
not nationality_region:Europe0.054
Europe not Europe
Philosophy of Probability
~5.2%(~1/19)
~94.7%(~18/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
12.7%(116/912)
87.2%(796/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
not phd_region:United Kingdom0.054
United Kingdom not United Kingdom
Philosophy of Probability
~5.2%(~1/19)
~94.7%(~18/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
12.7%(116/912)
87.2%(796/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.099
affil:region:United States0.052
United States not United States
Philosophy of Probability
78.9%(15/19)
21%(4/19)
not Philosophy of Probability
60.7%(554/912)
39.2%(358/912)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.112