The larger Package: Tools for Latent Discrete Structure Analysis [R]
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/drw/ldsa_0.1-2-EntailmentByCarterButts.zip entailment package in R (provisional) Carter Butts (ldsa_0.1-2.zip ldsa_0.1-2.tar.gz)
The current package is alpha ware, but the entailment stuff works. A good place to start vis a vis the help (for the parts which are documented) is sea.table. ----Carter 05:00, 9 January 2008. The whole Latent Discrete Structure Analysis is at http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/entail/Carter/00Index.html
Entailment Analysis proper in R (Implemented by Carter Butts)
Thanks - I'd be very interested in being involved and perhaps writing a chapter.
From: Doug White  Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:58 AM To: Lorien Jasny; drwhite Subject: Re: Am building some R packages for cross-cultural research
On 3/19/13 11:24 AM, Lorien Jasny wrote: > Sure - > Here's an example and the data I used taken from my dissertation -- > political engagement activities from the American National Election Survey. > > Best, > Lorien > > -----Original Message----- > From: Doug White  > Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2013 5:06 PM > To: Lorien Jasny > Subject: Am building some R packages for cross-cultural research > > I looked at Carter's online archive for entailment analysis but > constructing a working example is above my pay grade for R. > Is it possible that you have a simple example of working R code that I > could start with to create my own example? > thanks > > -- best, > Doug White > http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/DW_home > Wow, that's great. Will take me some days or weeks to digest this but I'll absorb it and get back to you.
Meanwhile a group of us are editing the Wiley Companion to Cross-Cultural Research using R packages developed initially by Malcolm Dow (one of my/our UCI Antrhi former PhD students) and Anthony Eff (an econometrician who has devoted massive effort to help establish Anthropology's standard databases such as SCCS, Binford's Forager Dataframe and others). I'm in the process of helping article contributors to learn about the new software, linked to other R packages, so that they can take on a topic and develop a Chapter on that topic with the new approaches. WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THESE DISCUSSIONS AND DECIDE WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE A CHAPTER CONTRIBUTOR - with the idea of using your and Carter's R scripts for entailment analysis, and maybe look at Charles Ragin's QCA R package on the same data. The requirement here as of now is to use the SCCS database. (others will be ready soon). There is a Chapt5 draft of the Wiley book available to scan if you are interested, and I can put you in our working group (which is also a working group at SFI)
2007, Jasny Lorien (UC Irvine, Sociology, 4101 Palo Verde Rd, Irvine, California 92617, USA). Networks of Belief Structures: An Entailment Analysis of the ISSP 2003 National Identity Survey. See 27th annual INSNA Conference, Abstracts p 156.
This paper presents an examination of the ISSP 2003 National Identity Survey using the network entailment analysis. The questions in the survey are similar to those in many other multinational surveys. Examples include questions about the individual's pride in different aspects of the country, attachment to institutions, and international relations. The entailment process uses thresholds of logical implication to extract cognitive structures in the relationships between the questions asked. For example, when a majority of respondents who answer positively to question A also answer positively to question B, such an entailment relationship is observed. The pooled results, of 48 different questions, form signed networks of dyadic relations between the 48 nodes indicating patterns of positive and negative responses. These cognitive network graphs are compared over each of the 33 countries included in the ISSP study, and the countries are clustered by similarities in the entailment networks extracted. Finally, the entailment structure permits an examination of the common relationships among responses within the clusters through extracting the central graphs. This process compares not only the dominant response patterns within countries, but between countries as well. Thus, this method produces a new way of looking at multinational survey data that incorporates micro level differences in cognitive structure into a macro level comparison. Butts, Carter.
Doug's 1977 paper with Burton and Brudner 1988 with McCann
Sexual division of labor
Douglas R. White, Michael L. Burton, and Lilyan A. Brudner 1977 Entailment Theory and Method: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Sexual Division of Labor. Cross Cultural Research 12:1-24. These data are from the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. These gender orderings have been replicated in archaeological studies. Download data in these formats: spss excel
3-way interaction: This test, for binary variables, is used prior to entailment analysis to verify the absence of greater-than-random occurrence of higher-order interactions.
2009 IMBS Talk on Entailment Logics
I. R. GOODMAN Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center and DONALD BAMBER Department of Cognitive Sciences, UCI
“Entailment in Conditional Probability Logics and Its Relation to Conditional Event Algebra”
Thursday, October 15 SSPA 2112 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The calculus of probabilities, in addition to being a numeric tool, is a kind of logic; it falls into the category of multi-valued, non-truth-functional logics. However, this logic has its limitations. There is a variety of questions that arise in both everyday reasoning and in science that the probability calculus cannot answer. Some of these questions are explicitly probabilistic, some only implicitly so. For example: If the conditional probability of A given B is 0.8, what is the best estimate of the conditional probability of not-B given not-A? Another example: If nearly all A’s are B’s and nearly all B’s are C’s, should we expect that nearly all A’s are C’s? To answer such questions, new probability logics are needed.
In this talk, we present both general background and specific new results for one branch of probabilistic reasoning, namely, entailment (of conclusions from premises) in conditional probability logics. We also present both old and new significant results in a little-known and underdeveloped field at the juncture of probability theory and algebra – conditional event algebra (CEA). CEA has already proven very useful in both formulating and deriving results in our ongoing efforts in conditional probability logics.