Monday, April 9, 2012

Four Small Studies

According to four studies (sample sizes 85, 38, 36, and 34), people give more allegedly right-wing answers to survey questions when they are less able to think. The only one that even came close to a decent size was also the one most subject to selection effects. (It found that drunker people in bars gave more right-wing answers. The lesson we might learn is that high-IQ conservatives don't go to bars.)

Maybe they should come back when they have real data.

1 comment:

  1. Academic psychologists who want to prove that conservatives aren't so smart. Science in its purest form.

    I thought they should have controlled for what bar they went to. It might make a difference, dude.