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Correlations with: AOS:Philosophy of Social Science

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
Meta-ethics:moral anti-realism0.117
moral realism moral anti-realism
Philosophy of Social Science
28.5%(6/21)
66.6%(14/21)
not Philosophy of Social Science
59.5%(521/875)
31.7%(278/875)
Response pairs: 896   p-value: < 0.001
Knowledge:empiricism0.092
rationalism empiricism
Philosophy of Social Science
~5%(~1/20)
65%(13/20)
not Philosophy of Social Science
35.1%(316/899)
41.2%(371/899)
Response pairs: 919   p-value: 0.005
Analytic-synthetic distinction:no0.078
no yes
Philosophy of Social Science
47.6%(10/21)
42.8%(9/21)
not Philosophy of Social Science
27.2%(245/899)
66.9%(602/899)
Response pairs: 920   p-value: 0.017
not Moral judgment:cognitivism0.069
cognitivism non-cognitivism
Philosophy of Social Science
57.1%(12/21)
33.3%(7/21)
not Philosophy of Social Science
71.5%(611/854)
20%(171/854)
Response pairs: 875   p-value: 0.041
A priori knowledge:no0.068
no yes
Philosophy of Social Science
25%(5/20)
55%(11/20)
not Philosophy of Social Science
18.9%(170/898)
73.4%(660/898)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.039
not Perceptual experience:sense-datum theory0.061
sense-datum theory not sense-datum theory
Philosophy of Social Science
~10%(~1/10)
~90%(~9/10)
not Philosophy of Social Science
4.1%(29/706)
80.1%(566/706)
Response pairs: 716   p-value: 0.102
Normative ethics:consequentialism0.056
consequentialism not consequentialism
Philosophy of Social Science
47%(8/17)
47%(8/17)
not Philosophy of Social Science
27%(212/783)
58.7%(460/783)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.113
not Normative ethics:deontology0.053
deontology not deontology
Philosophy of Social Science
17.6%(3/17)
76.4%(13/17)
not Philosophy of Social Science
30.3%(238/783)
55.4%(434/783)
Response pairs: 800   p-value: 0.134
Metaphilosophy:naturalism0.051
naturalism non-naturalism
Philosophy of Social Science
70%(14/20)
15%(3/20)
not Philosophy of Social Science
54.3%(454/835)
30.4%(254/835)
Response pairs: 855   p-value: 0.136
Mind:physicalism0.05
non-physicalism physicalism
Philosophy of Social Science
14.2%(3/21)
80.9%(17/21)
not Philosophy of Social Science
28%(252/897)
60%(539/897)
Response pairs: 918   p-value: 0.13

Philosophical orientation

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
AOS:Decision Theory0.133
Decision Theory not Decision Theory
Philosophy of Social Science
19%(4/21)
80.9%(17/21)
not Philosophy of Social Science
2.9%(27/910)
97%(883/910)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: < 0.001
metasurvey:accuracy-0.13
accuracy ≥ median accuracy < median
Philosophy of Social Science
~66.6%(~2/3)
~33.3%(~1/3)
not Philosophy of Social Science
50.2%(104/207)
49.7%(103/207)
Response pairs: 210   p-value: 0.06
xian:Rawls0.106
Rawls not Rawls
Philosophy of Social Science
19%(4/21)
80.9%(17/21)
not Philosophy of Social Science
4.1%(38/910)
95.8%(872/910)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
xian:Quine0.105
Quine not Quine
Philosophy of Social Science
23.8%(5/21)
76.1%(16/21)
not Philosophy of Social Science
6.1%(56/910)
93.8%(854/910)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.001
AOS:Philosophy of Biology0.078
Philosophy of Biology not Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Social Science
14.2%(3/21)
85.7%(18/21)
not Philosophy of Social Science
3.8%(35/910)
96.1%(875/910)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.017
xian:Mill0.071
Mill not Mill
Philosophy of Social Science
14.2%(3/21)
85.7%(18/21)
not Philosophy of Social Science
4.2%(39/910)
95.7%(871/910)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.03
AOS:Social and Political Philosophy0.064
Social and Political Philosophy not Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy of Social Science
23.8%(5/21)
76.1%(16/21)
not Philosophy of Social Science
10.4%(95/910)
89.5%(815/910)
Response pairs: 931   p-value: 0.05

Background questions

Answer Corrrelation coefficient
year_of_phd-0.073
year_of_phd ≥ median year_of_phd < median
Philosophy of Social Science
25%(4/16)
75%(12/16)
not Philosophy of Social Science
50.9%(359/704)
49%(345/704)
Response pairs: 720   p-value: 0.05