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Sun, 14 Jan 2007

ScienceBloggers Political Survey

Chris Lightfoot has a political survey that is much better than the Political Compass survey because:

  1. There aren't as many horribly ambiguous questions.
  2. The methodology is open so we can see how your answers get converted to a score.
  3. Rather than start with preconceived left/right authoritarian/libertarian axes, he has used principal component analysis to find a two-dimensional political space. The first dimension seems to correspond to the conventional left/right axis. The second dimension is less well defined. Lightfoot calls it pragmatic/idealistic, but you should not get too hung up on the name---the important thing is that someone is the same location in the 2D space as you will tend to answer all the questions the same way.
  4. You get a results page that lets you show anyone exactly how you answered the questions.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2005

Oz Political Compass

Ken Parish, bored, is asking bloggers to post their scores on the political compass survey. I already have a page where bloggers can do this, but it is a bit unwieldy with 500+ entries. So I thought it would be interesting to do one just for Australian bloggers.

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Sat, 01 Jan 2005

Nerd Score

Via Jim Henley comes a test to see how nerdy you are. Like my previous quiz pages, you can post your score here and a link to your blog here.

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Sat, 11 Dec 2004

Link back

This post is a way for me to keep track of which blogs have blogrolled me. If you have a blog and have had the good taste to blogroll me, you can add your blog here.

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Tue, 28 Sep 2004

Political Compass, again

Sandor is collecting blogger's results on the political compass quiz. My own collection is here (now over 500 blogs!). Actually I think the Political Survey quiz is better, but hey, you can try both, enter your results into my table and send them to Sandor if you are so inclined.

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Wed, 14 Apr 2004

Flypaper for trolls

The latest quiz to sweep blogspace is this quiz, which tests your ability to distinguish between quotes from comments at Little Green Footballs and quotes from Late German Fascists. Matt Yglesias' post on the quiz triggered an extremely ill-tempered comment thread. In the spirit of my previous quiz pages, this one lets you post your score on the LGF quiz.

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Tue, 06 Apr 2004

Blogger personality type

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) attempts to classify each pesonality into one of 16 types described by the four letter codes in the table below. TypeLogic has descriptions of all the types, as well as a FAQ. You can find your out own type in this on-line test. If you have a blog you can enter your type in the table below.

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Wed, 10 Mar 2004

The Libertarian Purity Test

Seems that bloggers have a strong urge to post their scores for Bryan Caplan's Libertarian Purity Test. So here's a spot where you can post your score and find blogs with similar (or different) scores.

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Mon, 10 Nov 2003

Political Survey

Lots of folks have reported their results on the Political Compass. Now Chris Lightfoot has come up with a better political survey. I think it is much better than the Political Compass survey because:

  1. There aren't as many horribly ambiguous questions.
  2. The methodology is open so we can see how your answers get converted to a score.
  3. Rather than start with preconceived left/right authoritarian/libertarian axes, he has used principal component analysis to find a two-dimensional political space. The first dimension seems to correspond to the conventional left/right axis. The second dimension is less well defined. Lightfoot calls it pragmatic/idealistic, but you should not get too hung up on the name---the important thing is that someone is the same location in the 2D space as you will tend to answer all the questions the same way.
  4. You get a results page that lets you show anyone exactly how you answered the questions.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2003

The Political Compass

There has been flurry of bloggers posting their results on the Political Compass Test. This test attempts to measure your political leanings on a two-dimensional scale, with a left/right axis and a libertarian/authoritarian axis. Lawrence Solum has collected some of the results here.

This has inspired me to reorganize the results into a table so you can see at a glance where everyone is, add links to all the blogs, and add a form so others can easily add themselves.

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