Mentioned in class

From Tuesday:

Henrich, Heine, and Norenzayan. (2010) The Weirdest People in the World? Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 33: 61-135 [doi:10.1017/S0140525X0999152X] abstract excerpt: Behavioral scientists routinely publish broad claims about human psychology and behavior in the world’s top journals based on samples drawn entirely from Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic (WEIRD) societies. Researchers – often implicitly – assume that either there is little variation across human populations, or that these “standard subjects” are as representative of the species as any other population. Are these assumptions justified?

From Thursday:

Sampling and Census 2000: The Concepts‘, from American Scientist.

Do Cell Phones Affect Survey Research? A short piece (with some links to further reading) from the American Association for Public Opinion Research.