Mind the level: problems with two recent nation-level analyses in psychology

Kuppens, Toon and Pollet, Thomas (2014) Mind the level: problems with two recent nation-level analyses in psychology. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. p. 1110. ISSN 1664-1078

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Two recent articles (both published in Psychological Science) rely on nation-level data to address questions about psychological processes: Oishi and Diener (2014), referred to here as “OD,” and Hershfield et al. (2014), referred to as “HBW.” In our opinion, both articles contain problems with regard to the use and interpretation of nation-level data. The problems are (1) the failure to account for the statistical dependence of countries within regions, (2) the use of nation-level data with questionable reliability, and (3) a confusion between individual and national levels of analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: statistical analysis, cross-cultural differences, ecological fallacy, environmental performance, country age, wealth, religious beliefs, meaning in life
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 11:56
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 14:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31978

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