Monthly Archives: May 2013

Non-positive definite matrix in SPSS FACTOR

I found an interesting comment on non-positive definite matrix. Here : Date: Fri, 29 Sep 1995 18:38:27 GMT Reply-To: Stat-l Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> Sender: Stat-l Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> Comments: Warning — original Sender: tag was [log … Continue reading

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Austrian Business Cycle Theory : On the Interest Rate and the Cambridge Capital Controversy

Critics of the ABCT believe that CCC constitutes a strong rejection of the austrian theory of capital. Apart from the empirical evidence of ABCT, one problem with the assumptions of the reswitching theory is that it assumes that ABCT is all about … Continue reading

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Similarity in the g factor structure between and within families across racial groups : NLSY79 SPSS syntax

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Similarity in the g factor structure between and within families across racial groups : NLSY97 SPSS syntax

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Using Survey data : Some Technical Notes

When using and studying survey data, some difficulties may emerge especially regarding the specific variables being used. And so, several things must be kept in mind.

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More income for more happiness ? Yes, but…

After analyzing the NLSY97, it appears that religious and rich people reported to be more happy. But controlling for health reduces the influence of these variables. This holds true not only in the white sample, but also in the hispanic … Continue reading

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IQ advantage of multiracials : A Jensen Effect

In the NLSY97, a Jensen Effect of biracial blacks has been found, using self-reported white ancestry. In the NLSY79, some questionnaires (R00096.00, R00097.00) asked about the respondents’ first and second racial/ethnic origin. When the respondent reported being non-black or white … Continue reading

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IQ advantage of multiracials : A Jensen Effect (NLSY79 SPSS syntax)

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