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Valid: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/xcultural-research
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https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/xcultural-research@gmail.com doesnt work this way
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Discussion and distribution for authors, researchers, teachers for Wiley and crosscultural-research databases, software, on-line computation, and courseware. http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Visual_Manual http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Invitation_letter to potential authors

Problem

My https://groups.google.com/forum/#!groupsettings/crosscultural-research/basic needs to be changed so that Doug White (me) is owner and can change roles, posting delivery etc. Formerly it was "me" with a gmail address: whereas my verification name was douglas.white@uci.edu so "me" couldnt do anything. https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!aboutgroup/crosscultural-research Groups

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/news.newusers.questions/AN85Ffd8kbk

googlegroups how to change owner ------http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=167102 just go to the groups page to edit

crosscultural-research@googlegroups.com Pak - MANAGE crosscultural-research forum - how+to+approve+a+request+to+join From the Topics screen, click Manage button. Click on Members - to delete - remove

Doug's notes

On 6/30/13 1:52 PM, Douglas White wrote:
So, Steve, Anthony, whom ever, how do I post this text to 
https:/sites.google.com/site/ccresearchers
Send emails to cc-comparativeResearch@uci.edu at UCI or, now, perhaps 
https:/sites.google.com/site/ccresearchers at Google Groups. Our early 
list is Anthony Nguyen – UCI listserve, Doug White, Anthon Eff, 
Malcolm Dow, Pat Gray, Michael Fischer, Tolga Oztan, Ren Feng and 
others (Steve Franklin helping out), with Chapter authors the next 
invited. We can collaborate and learn from each other and expand to as 
many participants on the listserve as we want. They will include 
authors, editors, CCR researchers, those familiar with the R software 
that Dow and Eff created, and instructors of CCR courses, starting 
with Ren Feng, who will be teaching this fall at Xiamen University. 
The listserve will have our key working groups where we get to help 
authors and future instructors to use the new tools and datasets for 
CCR, and collaborate on new tools and ideas, e.g.:
*How to use the Dow-Eff functions: 
http://capone.mtsu.edu/eaeff/DEf01SCCS.html plus 3 other datasets.
*For authors/researchers/instructors – the 
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Ev676.3#R_Gui is a simple 
example of a DEf R Gui for sccs v676. 
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/.Dow-Eff_Functions_-_DEf has 
others. The main page of http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/ is the place to 
request editorial rights at the wiki, which is very useful in 
teaching, and students can apply as well. The sccs codebook at
*http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/courses/SCCCodes.htm also has the 
index of sccs variables, and links to other codebooks.
*Suggestions for inviting authors or contributors for the eScholarship 
journals, WCej and SDej.
*Discussion of ideas, e.g., for chapter/article topics and methods, 
are welcome.
*Once your wiki password is approved you can create your own pages for 
teaching, students, R scripts and more detailed discussions, project 
collaborations, storing R scripts, etc.
How to link to our main online tool is shown at 
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Visual_Manual
where a click on DEF2 LOCAL asks for dependent, independent and other 
variables in windows (checked against variables in the codebook and 
exemplified for sccs v676. Results run on a UCI dedicated machine (VM) 
which compute in as little as two minutes depending on choice of 
parameters. They can be compared with R Gui results. DEF2, useful for 
larger projects, is to be avoided for now as a national queue makes 
for 20-30 minute runs which are not efficient for doing successive 
runs for a single dependent variable.
These comments are also at 
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/CCR where the url links may 
be more useful.
-- 
Douglas R. White
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/DW_home


A working Google Site

https://sites.google.com/site/ccresearchers/ this is a working google site (for a class} https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/news.newusers.questions/AN85Ffd8kbk GoogleGroups User News

The search

https://sites.google.com/site/ccresearch

https://sites.google.com - http://www.google.com/sites/help/intl/en/overview.html

https://sites.google.com/a/uci.edu/sites/system/app/pages/meta/dashboard/categories UCI

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/unifiedcloud Unified Cloud Interface Project (UCI) 2009 Pat Wendorf

Google groups Google

Changing the subject to something a bit more relevant for my last posting of the day on this.

You might want to check out the following articles:

 http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/social-networking/networks/google-groups.htm
 http://www.eweek.com/cloud/google-unveils-new-google-groups-interface-for-all-users/

and maybe even an existing group, such as

 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/social-media-research
 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/musicology-announce-2

or

 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rec.music.classical.recordings

And, of course, there is always

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_groups

ABQ Audience request emails

Alvin W. Wolfe <wolfe@usf.edu>, John Gatewood <JBG1@lehigh.edu>, Doug Hume <humed1@nku.edu>, Robert K. Hitchcock <rhitchcock@unm.edu>, Ben G. Blount <ben.blount23@gmail.com>, Nuno Ribeiro <NunoFilipeRibeiro@gmail.com>, Sandra Pinel <spinel2@unl.edu>, Sandra Pinel <sleePinel@gmail.com>, Werner B. Hertzog <Werner.B.Hertzog@vanderbilt.edu>, Jay Dautcher <jay_dautcher@intuit.com>

http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/ "Co"-"Sci" http://SocSciCompute.ss.uci.edu/

SDSC and Argonne

ABQ 2 presenters SCCR 2014

  • Add Giuseppe Rionero <giuseppe.rionero@gmail.com>Thank you very much for your message and invitation. I am indeed interested in preparing a contribution for the upcoming Companion to Cross-Cultural Research. Your message is very opportune as it turns out because I do have some questions I would like to explore using the SCCS data set. I will meet with Dr. Eff sometime during this week to ask his opinion on my intended topic and keep you posted.

Again, thank you very much for your message and invitation.

  • Sincerely,
  • Giuseppe Rionero invited
  • Wesley Roberts invited All well. Will get back to you soon. The new DEf01f version generates somewhat but not serious differences for your model, still one of the strongest. I'm trying to organize some other things but will get free soon I hope. Any chance you might want to joint our group at an ABQ conference of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, February 18-21 http://indstate.edu/SCCR2015/  ?
  • Anthon Eff invited
  • Garry Chick invited - John Kennedy <jpkenn@uci.edu> ?
  • Barry Hewlett invited
  • Abhradeep Maiti invited

ABQ presenters and Discussants and dinner

Malcolm Dow <mmd383@northwestern.edu>, Wesley Routon <pwr2b@mtmail.mtsu.edu>, Amber Johnson <ajohnson@truman.edu>, Tolga Oztan <boztan@uci.edu>, Michael Fischer <m.d.fischer@kent.ac.uk>, Gabriel A. Acevedo <gabriel.acevedo@utsa.edu>, John Snarey <jsnarey@emory.edu>, Wesley Roberts <Wes.W.Roberts@gmail.com>, Eleanor Wynn <eleanorwynn3@gmail.com>, Bobbi Low <bobbilow@umich.edu>

Discussants: Victor de Munck <demunckv@newpaltz.edu>, <Peter.N.Peregrine@Lawrence.edu>, Jay and Steve <JSchensu@aol.com>, Garry Chick <gchick@psu.edu>

Co-Editor: Pat Gray <jpgray@uwm.edu>

Dear Doug,

Looks like a very good programme! Look forward to it.

I plan on being at the dinner, and would like to bring my step-son, Stephen Lyon, if that is ok. He is a long standing member of SASci, and a source of rationality for Durham University Anthropology.

Later

Mike

Add Giuseppe Rionero <giuseppe.rionero@gmail.com>

unified list

Amber Johnson <ajohnson@truman.edu>, Gabriel A. Acevedo <gabriel.acevedo@utsa.edu>, John Snarey <jsnarey@emory.edu>, Wesley Roberts <Wes.W.Roberts@gmail.com>, Eleanor Wynn <eleanorwynn3@gmail.com>, Bobbi Low <bobbilow@umich.edu>, Victor de Munck <demunckv@newpaltz.edu>, <Peter.N.Peregrine@Lawrence.edu>, Jay and Steve <JSchensu@aol.com>, Garry Chick <gchick@psu.edu>, Pat Gray <jpgray@uwm.edu>, Giuseppe Rionero <, Giuseppe Rionero <giuseppe.rionero@gmail.com>>

Potential Chapter Authors not presenting models at Celebrating

B_Tolga <boztan@uci.edu>, Victor de Munck <demunckv@newpaltz.edu>, Barry Hewlett <hewlett@vancouver.wsu.edu>, Joel Aronoff <aronoff@msu.edu>, Marcus Hamilton <marcusj@unm.edu>, Andrey Korotayev <akorotayev@gmail.com>, Svetlana Borinskaya <borinskaya@gmail.com>, Daria Khaltourina <khaltourina@yahoo.com>, Frank Marlowe <fmarlowe@fsu.edu>, Daniel Hruschka <Daniel.Hruschka@asu.edu>, Gary Chick <gchick@psu.edu>, Gery Ryan <Gery_Ryan@rand.org>, Ralph Bolton <Ralph.Bolton@pomona.edu>, Penn Handwerker <handwerker@UConn.edu>, William W. Dressler <wdressle@as.ua.edu>

Giuseppe Rionero Giuseppe Rionero <giuseppe.rionero@gmail.com> invitation sent
Barry S. Hewlett in contact 
John Kennedy was at MTSD now a ici grad student in Economics at UCI, writing paper on Sports and War with Garry Chick
Gary Chick
 Richard Pollnac, Michael C. Robbins, Steve Borgatti, Jeffrey Johnson
Marcus J. Hamilton
Frank W. Marlowe
Daniel Hruschka
W. Penn Handwerker
William W. Dressler
Brian Foster
Joel Aronoff out of play
Ralph Bolton out of play
Gery Ryan

Users see Notes.doc

only users with google accounts can be managers
direct add members
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/xcultural-research 
  • to email groups of people in Google Apps: type email addresses individually, send email to a saved list of recipients with Contact Groups, or send email to a Google Group email address that forwards the email to group members. Of the three, Google Groups is the most powerful way to communicate with a group of email users.

David Kronenfeld <david.kronenfeld@ucr.edu>, Michael Fischer <m.d.fischer@kent.ac.uk>, Tolga Oztan <boztan@uci.edu>, Anthon.Eff@mtsu.edu, Malcolm Dow <mmd383@northwestern.edu>, Pat Gray <jpgray@uwm.edu>, Tom Uram <turam@mcs.anl.gov>, Haifeng Du <HaifengDu@mail.xjtu.cn>, JeffC Johnson <JOHNSONJE@ecu.edu>, Stephen Sanderson <sksander999@gmail.com> 951-204-9517 <sksanderson@gmail.com>, Wesley Roberts <Wes.W.Roberts@gmail.com>, Joel Aronoff <aronoff@msu.edu>, Carol Ember <Carol.ember@yale.edu>, Bobbi Low <bobbilow@umich.edu>, William Divale <divale@york.cuny.edu>, Wesley Routon <pwr2b@mtmail.mtsu.edu>, Garry Chick <gchick@psu.edu>, John Kennedy <jpkenn@uci.edu>, Christian Brown <cbrown3@skidmore.edu>, Eleanor Wynn <eleanorwynn3@gmail.com>, Karen Erickson <kpericksen@ucdavis.edu>, Victor de Munck <demunckv@newpaltz.edu>, Andrey Korotayev <akorotayev@gmail.com>, Svetlana Borinskaya <borinskaya@gmail.com>, Daria Khaltourina <khaltourina@yahoo.com>

Monique Borgerhoff Mulder <mborgerhoffmulder@ucdavis.edu>, Frank Marlowe <fmarlowe@fsu.edu>, Laura Betzig <lbetzig@gmail.com>, Daniel Wigmore-Shepherd <danielwigmoreshepherd@gmail.com>, Robert Veneziano <venezianor@wcsu.edu>, Fhionna Moore <f.moore@dundee.ac.uk>, "Robert J. Quinlan" <rquinlan@wsu.edu>, "Michael E. Smith" <mesmith9@asu.edu>, John Snarey <jsnarey@emory.edu>, Ren Feng <renfeng@xmu.edu.cn>, Guy Cowlishaw <guy.cowlishaw@ioz.ac.uk>, Gabriel A. Acevedo <gabriel.acevedo@utsa.edu>, Amber Johnson <ajohnson@truman.edu>, A.Mahti <abhradeep.maiti@gmail.com>, Taya R. Cohen <tcohen@cmu.edu>

Peter <Peter.N.Peregrine@Lawrence.edu>, I'm already organizing a session for SASci and have a couple of other obligations, so I won't be able to contribute to your session. I'll be in attendance though. Stephen D. Franklin -- franklin@uci.edu -- 949-824-5154 http://www.oit.uci.edu/indiv/franklin/ Mobile: 949-891-2733

Email sent Sep 10-28th for SASci Celebrating ending Galton’s Problem with Inferential Statistics and Galaxy Gateways

Dear Doug,

   Thanks much for your note.  It sounds great--and exciting--and important for our goals for SASci.  I am certain of the session being approved.
   Do remember that you have to go through the normal submission process, though.  I am separately forwarding to you Steve Chrisomalis' recent reminder on the SASci listserv regarding that.
                                                                               Best,
                                                                                               David

On 8/10/2013 11:45 AM, Douglas White wrote:

  • Ok, myself and Tolga Boztan who has been and essential collaborator in the Wiley Companion for CCR, the http://socscicompute.ss.uci.edu Supercomputer Galaxy for CCR and its http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Visual_Manual; he also have the first talk on the project at INSNA in May/Hamburg. We'll be inviting a number of chapter contributors who have used the new modeling techniques for CCR, including imputation of missing data for SCCS, EthnoAtlas, Binford Foragers and Jorgensen WNAI, each with its own autocorrelation corrections. Title: ? tentatively "Science Gateway Analytic Modeling for Cross-Cultural Research".


David Kronenfeld <david.kronenfeld@ucr.edu>, Michael Fischer <m.d.fischer@kent.ac.uk>, Tolga Oztan <boztan@uci.edu>, Anthon.Eff@mtsu.edu, Malcolm Dow <mmd383@northwestern.edu>, Pat Gray <jpgray@uwm.edu>, Tom Uram <turam@mcs.anl.gov>, JeffC Johnson <JOHNSONJE@ecu.edu>, Stephen Sanderson <sksanderson@gmail.com>, Wesley Roberts <Wes.W.Roberts@gmail.com>, Joel Aronoff <aronoff@msu.edu>, Carol Ember <Carol.ember@yale.edu>, Bobbi Low <bobbilow@umich.edu>, William Divale <divale@york.cuny.edu>, NO Elizabeth Cashdan <ecashdan@gmail.com>, Wesley Routon <pwr2b@mtsu.edu>, Garry Chick <gchick@psu.edu>, John Kennedy <jpkenn@uci.edu>, Christian Brown <cbrown3@skidmore.edu>, Eleanor Wynn <eleanorwynn3@gmail.com>, Karen Erickson <kpericksen@ucdavis.edu>, Victor de Munck <demunckv@newpaltz.edu>, Andrey Korotayev <akorotayev@gmail.com>, Svetlana Borinskaya <borinskaya@vigg.ru>, Daria Khaltourina <khaltourina@yahoo.com>,

Monique Borgerhoff Mulder <mborgerhoffmulder@ucdavis.edu>, Frank Marlowe <fmarlowe@fsu.edu>, Laura Betzig <lbetzig@gmail.com>, Daniel Wigmore-Shepherd <danielwigmoreshepherd@gmail.com>, Robert Veneziano <venezianor@wcsu.edu>, Fhionna Moore <f.moore@dundee.ac.uk>, "Robert J. Quinlan" <rquinlan@wsu.edu>, "Michael E. Smith" <mesmith9@asu.edu>, John Snarey <jsnarey@emory.edu>, Ren Feng <renfeng@xmu.edu.cn>, Guy Cowlishaw <guy.cowlishaw@ioz.ac.uk>, Gabriel A. Acevedo <gabriel.acevedo@utsa.edu>, Amber Johnson <ajohnson@truman.edu>, A.Mahti <abhradeep.maiti@gmail.com>, Taya R. Cohen <tcohen@cmu.edu>

Added: Wesley Roberts <Wes.W.Roberts@gmail.com>

Save for Wiley: Peter <Peter.N.Peregrine@Lawrence.edu>

N=38 up to Taya Cohen

Celebrating ending Galton’s Problem with Inferential Statistics and Galaxy Gateways

  • 8 Definite: 1.1EffXX, 3.1RoutonXX, 3.2OztanXX, 5.1Johnson, 5.2Wynn 6.1SnareyXx, 6.3BetzigXx, 2.2White, Low, ____ extra 3 TOTAL OF 9 or 2nd authors: 1.1Eff 2.2Eff 3.2Eff +++++ xtra 1.2Eff 2.2Eff 3.2White/Oztan 5.2White/Wynn 6.1White/Snarey
  • Scheduled: Acevedo, Lacinski, Fischer, Low, ___ 10 papers: 3.3Acevedo 4.1Uram 4.2Fischer
  • Make up your mind: 5.3Wes Roberts, 6.2Bobbi Low
  • https://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2014.html
  • Organized by Doug White drwhite@uci.edu
  • Register for SASci and Pay SASci dues ($10) then registering at SfAA/SAS with the $120 fee at

https://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2014/2014regform.html (2nd radio button, form at bottom). Deadline for submission extended to October 31. Then

  • To submit a paper, workshop, or video abstract go to the next link at:
http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2014/2014paperform.html
To submit a session abstract, go to:
http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2014/2014sessionform.html
If you have any questions, please call SfAA at (405) 843-5113 or email:
trish@sfaa.net
  • Deadline for submission has been extended to October 31. All of those on this list are invited to participate. This is a wish list of participants not a final list, which depends on who registers. Registering your own Abstract for the session with SASci will change your abstract. Contributions for this session will be edited for publication in one of this group's electronic journals and possible publication in the Wiley Companion to Comparative Research. One advantage of joining the SAS session is that Doug can help with creating models for dependent variables. Submitted Abstract here (please send to Doug) have gone to SAS. Prior abstract here are from earlier articles that might be reexamined with controls for Galton's problem and rewritten with new results once these conferences presentations are finished.
  1. Day 1 AM Dow and Eff. DEf Solutions to Galton's Problem, combining different databases and imputation of missing data
    1. Anthon Eff and Malcolm Dow, "Monogamy and DEf in R" (SCCS and R gui) Submitted Abstract: We develop a model of monogamy as the outcome of a first wife's reluctance to accept a co-wife. Our data are drawn from the SCCS. Following methods outlined in a series of papers by Dow & Eff, we correct for Galton's Problem and employ multiple imputation. Our results are consistent with the view that monogamy occurs in environments where a first wife sees no advantage to herself in adding a co-wife.
    2. Eff's Discussion of "A Simplified version of Dow's Chapter 1, Wiley Companion to Comparative research"
  2. Day 1 AM White and Gray, Publications and access to Comparative research tools
    1. Pat Gray (& Bill Divale?), "Keeping our Open Access Presses Rolling" (one point is that authors own the copyrights of their data, many publications open access) World Cultures
    2. Doug White and Eff, "On-line Classrooms and Open Access datasets: Owning 'R' own software for SCCS, EA, AWC, LRB hunter-gatherers, and WNAI"
  3. Day 1 PM Brown, Rionero, Routon, Mahti, Kennedy, Oztan and Acevedo. This Generation's Modellers (some listed here who are unable to attend)
    1. Wesley Routon. "Warfare" (SCCS) Attending: Prior Abstract: Explanations of the causes of war fall roughly into two schools: those arguing for the primacy of environment and technology, and those arguing for the primacy of sociopolitical factors. We re-examine two hypotheses from the former school, viz, societies are more likely to engage in war when they have: 1) more productive subsistence technology; and 2) higher population density. Using data from the SCCS, and up-to-date multivariate modeling methods, we find only qualified support for the first hypothesis and find the reverse relationship for the second: higher population densities lead to less war, not more. We show that omitted variable bias can explain the failure of previous studies to discover this relationship. Finally, we show that the two schools seem to be equally correct, in that each explains about the same proportion of the variation in frequency of external war.
    2. Tolga Oztan and Doug White. “Evolution of Avoidance Behaviors” (SCCS, Murdock, LRB hunter-gatherers data) Submitted Abstract: Multiple Dow-Eff models of Avoidances show trajectories in which, above Binford's (2001) population-density packing threshold, Joking behavior is replaced by parent-in-law Avoidances. These behaviors appear to provide resolutions not of Oedipal conflicts but of potential conflicts in exchange networks and kin-group alliances. As density and levels of jurisdiction increase, differentiated types of kin avoidances diversify while overall frequencies decrease and finally disappear. Dow-Eff models point to reduction of affinal conflicts between unilocal or unilineal groups, and to WiBrWi Avoidances associated with reduction of sexual conflicts in trade networks extended through brother-in-law links. A 3-dimensional differentiation-recombination lattice, rooted in more inclusive sets of cross-sex parents-in-law and WiBrWi avoidances, diagrams the evolutionary processes of extension/retraction of types of Avoidance.
    3. Gabriel Acevedo. "Human Sacrifice" (SCCS -- compares DEf01d logit to DEf04d regression). Prior Abstract: What social factors predict human sacrifice in premodern societies? After summarising key insights from competing theoretical perspectives that seek to explain the presence of human sacrifice in premodern societies, we empirically assess the explanatory utility of each theory. We draw from Stark's ‘moral communities’ argument and Alexander and Smith's insights regarding cultural autonomy to highlight how the macro-level organisation of premodern societies impacted the practice of human sacrifice. Using data from Murdock and White's Standard Cross-Cultural Sample, logistic regression models suggest that premodern societies that expressed community ties through religious ceremonies were more likely to engage in human sacrifice, while beliefs in spirit aggression are correlated with lower likelihood of human sacrifice. In terms of non-religious factors, societies that experienced frequent famine were slightly less likely to activity in the ancient world are partly a function of societal complexity. We conclude by specifying the theoretical implications of these findings.
    4. Discussant Victor C. de Munck (will be at SASci)
  4. Day 1 PM Uram, Lacinski, Ananthakrishnan, Wilkins-Diehr, Sinkovits and Fischer, Supercomputing for the Complex Social Science (CoSSci) Gateway (some listed here who are unable to attend)
    1. Tom Uram, Łukasz Lacinski, Rachana Ananthakrishnan. "Experience and Advice in Creating and Adding to the (CoSSci) Comparative Social Science Gateway"
    2. Mike Fischer. "Uniting Texts and Coded Data" (multiple datasets)
    3. Discussant Peter Peregrine (Adding archaeology and historical databases- will be at SASci)
  5. Half-Day 2 AM Johnson, Roberts, Wynn. New comparative studies {may fold into Day 1 depending on turnout)
    1. Amber Johnson. "Ecological constraints in hunter-gatherer societies" (LRB hunter-gatherers) Submitted Abstract: Among ethnographically documented hunter gatherers dependence on terrestrial animals, terrestrial plants, and aquatic resources for subsistence is related both to some basic properties of the environment (e.g., effective temperature and access to aquatic resources) and to population density. This paper compares models for projecting subsistence dependence for hunter-gatherers developed using the Dow-Eff modeling strategy with those published in Binford (2001). Additional related variables [e.g., quantity of food stored, type of leadership recognized] are also explored.
    2. Eleanor Wynn. Doug White. "Reincarnation Beliefs" (SCCS and additional sources) Submitted Abstract. Although cultural data has been collected for as long as 130 years, the use of that data for cross-cultural investigation was limited and lacked methodological credibility. The data were not collected with the idea of being used in strictly comparable ways, trends and theories changed over time, and data elements were often missing. The computational methods developed by Dow and Eff, along with a new standardized ethnographic atlas now allow for comparison of data gathered over time and across cultures with a reasonable expectation of comparability. We chose to use the cultural variable of reincarnation beliefs to put the methods to the test. Despite having a smaller than recommended set of cultures showing this belief (58 in the original data set of 186), there was significant clustering. This led us to expand the data set with supplemental coding of cases and to identify variables that co-occur significantly with reincarnation beliefs.
    3. Wesley Roberts (&Sanderson?). "Evolution of Religion" (new in SCCS) Prior Abstract: Previous cross-cultural studies of religion's evolution that employed Swanson's High Gods measure are plagued by methodological difficulties, especially the lack of proper statistical controls. Here, we attempted to rectify this, using the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample to test five hypotheses employing multivariate statistical techniques. Results provided weak support for Swanson's Sovereign Groups hypothesis concerning High Gods and also limited support for a previously unexplored factor: writing and record keeping. In phase two of the study, we introduced a new measure, the Stage of Religious Evolution, based on Anthony Wallace's typology. When this new dependent variable was substituted for High Gods, much stronger results were obtained. The best predictors of Stage of Religious Evolution were mode of subsistence economy, writing and record keeping, and total population size. These findings allowed us to construct a new evolutionary interpretation of the development of different modes of religious life.
  6. Day 2 AM Snarey, Low, Betzig. Restudies of comparative research topics
    1. John Snarey, Doug White, Tolga Oztan. "Moral gods" (SCCS) Submitted Abstract. Multi-method and multi-hypothesis approaches are suited to compare models and results with complementary types of analytic techniques. Our approaches using DEf lead to new models that illustrate how complex problems of sociocultural evolution might be resolved and results of various studies could be synthesized. These models identify the factors that are likely to lead to grossly unequal disparities of wealth that, as Alexander (1987) argued, may have encouraged the invention or diffusion of belief in moralizing high gods that provide greater social justice in the face of scarcity or inequality. In this study, we find critical predictors in the social inequality produced by cyclical variations to include scarcity of water, cyclical inequality of variations in the ownership of land in agricultural societies, and for pastoralists, between lineages accumulating animal stock useful in trade in cycles of equal/unequal exchange with those herder lineages with whom wives are obtained with stock for bridewealth.
    2. Bobbi Low. "Pathogen stress" (SCCS)
    3. Laura Betzig. "Harems and Despotism" (SCCS) Attending Prior Abstract: Unavailable.
    4. Discussant Garry Chick (will be at SASci)

Acceptances and possibles ToDo

Dear Doug, Thank you for the kind words and invitation. I would love to attend your session and will be at the meetings...but unfortunately I have to leave on Friday because I have to go to Japan on Saturday. Can you send me any of the papers? I am very interested in all of them. I did not understand the invitation in the book chapter. I am busy right now but may be able to do something with my graduate students. All the best, Barry S. Hewlett ________________________________________ From: Douglas White [douglas.white@uci.edu] Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2014 3:26 PM To: Hewlett, Barry; drwhite Subject: invitation

Possibles, http://intersci.ss.uci.edu or https://www.xsede.org/gateways-listing:

I would actually love to do that. I'm just finishing a big book, & want to follow it up w a revision of the despotism stuff. Need careful coaching; it would be great if you could help.

Doug: I did notify the 4 students I've worked with. Haven't heard back from them yet, but I'm not optimistic. Two are going on the job market and finishing up their dissertations, one is settling into his first real job (Christian took a two-year position at Skidmore), and John is in the first-year pressure-cooker at UCI. Probably Wes is the only one with a realistic chance of going. He has been working on his chapter and could easily have something to present. He is also the best R-person in the group. I won't be able to go myself. -- Anthon Eff. All invited above: Philip Wesley Routon (P. Wesley...) ------- John P. Kennedy at UCI; not Christian Brown <cbrown3@skidmore.edu>

Monique Borgerhoff Mulder <mborgerhoffmulder@ucdavis.edu>, Frank Marlowe <fmarlowe@fsu.edu>, Laura Betzig <lbetzig@gmail.com>, Daniel Wigmore-Shepherd <danielwigmoreshepherd@gmail.com>, Robert Veneziano <venezianor@wcsu.edu>, Fhionna Moore <f.moore@dundee.ac.uk>, "Robert J. Quinlan" <rquinlan@wsu.edu>, "Michael E. Smith" <mesmith9@asu.edu>, John Snarey <jsnarey@emory.edu>, Ren Feng <renfeng@xmu.edu.cn>, Guy Cowlishaw <guy.cowlishaw@ioz.ac.uk>

Declines

  • Wiley Stephen Chrisomalis Numbers **INV S.Chrisomalis. The Diachronics of Numbers in Comparative Perspective.
  • W Stephen Shennan **INV Stephen Shennan Cultural Transmission, Social Evolution, Culture and Archaeology
  • W Marcus Nordland **INV (retest Gottschall&Nordlund 2006 data). Cross-Cultural Literary Analysis: Romantic Love
  • W Sara Harkness Whiting
  • W Thomas S. Weisner Whiting Hi Doug (Thomas S. Weisner <tweisner@ucla.edu> -- Thanks for this note and for all that you are doing for this Wiley research program work. I appreciate the invitation for doing a chapter and other analyses, but I am not going to be able to take this project on at this point. Best, Tom - Decline SASci and book chapter
  • W Stephen K. Sanderson
  • W Jon Wilkins Re-sent INV J.Wilkins, coalescent theory as a retrospective model of population genetics
  • W Karen Erickson Re-sent INV K.Erickson. Reproductive Ritual Revisited.
  • Laura Fortunato
  • Monique Borgerhoff Mulder
  • Elizabeth Cashdan <ecashdan@gmail.com> has a new NSF grant. - too busy!
  • Sissel Schroeder <sshroeder2@wisc.edu>;
  • John P. Kennedy$uci econ. Sports and War Gary Chick Will do Chapter

Obsolete

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/crosscultural-research
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/xcultural-research
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/xcultural-research/YAHiDcOqPhU Using Dow-Eff_Functions in R Gui

Google sites- Steve Franklin

On 6/30/13 7:08 PM, Stephen D. Franklin <franklin@uci.edu wrote:

Actually, what you created earlier was a Google site, not a Google Group.
Google Groups might (or might not) be a reasonable listserv
replacement/upgrade for you.  Google sites is for creating
web sites, a different kind of beast.
With so many Google things and types of web things, it's
easy to see how one can go down a path other than what one
intended.
For the benefit of those cc-ed, I enclose references on Google Groups:
  Google's official help page:
    https://support.google.com/groups/
  A couple of 3rd party descriptions:
    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/social-networking/networks/google-groups.htm
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_groups
  Some recent news:
http://www.eweek.com/cloud/google-unveils-new-google-groups-interface-for-all
-users/
  Some examples:
    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/social-media-research
    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/musicology-announce-2
    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rec.music.classical.recordings
If anyone wants to experiment with an existing Google Group,
just go to http://groups.google.com/group/learningggroups?hl=en
login to (any of) your Google account(s) and request to join.
Please include a note citing this message.
-- sdf
Stephen D. Franklin  --  franklin@uci.edu  --  949-824-5154
http://www.oit.uci.edu/indiv/franklin/  Mobile: 949-891-2733
Sorry, that was https://sites.google.com/site/ccresearchers
But after fussing with Google Groups it seems to me this is for kids 
(the real google programers, not for adults - i.e., its mighty complex 
for the uninitiated). Let me go back to "what about using html markup 
inside uci listserve" with cc-comparativeResearch@uci.edu // 
https://maillists.uci.edu/mailman/listinfo/cc-comparativeresearch has 
anyone tried that and could it be done through OIT or whomever supplies 
that software???

Letter(s)

Carol Ember <Carol.ember@yale.edu>,

Header: Getting started with a Wiley chapter

We invite you to begin work on a chapter for the Wiley Companion to Comparative Research, with a focus one or more of the Whitings' approaches to psychological anthropology. All you need to start with the new inferential methods is a few independent variable names from the SCCS codebook, listed at http://capone.mtsu.edu/eaeff/downloads/SCCScodebook.html or http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/courses/SCCCodes.htm. If you send me some variable names, I can start you off with some initial models found by successive iteration using the new software. You could then think about arguments you want to make in the chapter and the testing of other variables. Having your perspectives alongside new developments in data analysis is important to the volume.

As a way of presenting an initial draft to an audience that includes other Wiley authors we invite you to develop and present some of your initial ideas for the Wiley chapter at the March meeting of the SASci in Albuquerque. Once you start with the software you'll see how to do further hypothesis testing. Our social science Gateway for cross-cultural research, with easy access to modeling with autocorrelation controls, is now an official science gateway site at https://portal.xsede.org/science-gateways and well suited for classroom use (now underway) and use by social scientists. It takes a bit of getting used to which is why in addition to the current dozen or so users for Wiley chapters (and the initial course being given this quarter), I am helping other Wiley authors get started.

Comments welcome;

Joel Aronoff,

Header: Getting started with a Wiley chapter

To begin working on a chapter for the Wiley Companion to Comparative Research, with your parental nurturance variable, all you need to start with the new inferential methods is a few independent variable names from the SCCS codebook, listed at http://capone.mtsu.edu/eaeff/downloads/SCCScodebook.html or http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/courses/SCCCodes.htm. If you send me some variable names, I can start you off with some initial models found by successive iteration. You could then think about arguments you want to make in the chapter and the testing of other variables. Having your perspectives alongside new developments in data analysis is important to the volume.

As a way of presenting an initial draft to an audience that includes other Wiley authors we invite you to develop and present some of your initial ideas for the Wiley chapter at the March meeting of the SASci (Society for Anthro Sciences) in Albuquerque. Once you start with the software you'll see how to do further hypothesis testing. Our social science Gateway for cross-cultural research, with easy access to modeling with autocorrelation controls, is now an official science gateway site at https://portal.xsede.org/science-gateways and well suited for classroom use (now underway) and use by social scientists. It takes a bit of getting used to which is why in addition to the current dozen or so users for Wiley chapters (and the initial course being given this quarter), I am helping other Wiley authors get started.

Comments welcome;

-- best Douglas R. White http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/DW_home

Tom Weisner,

Header: Getting started with a Wiley chapter

To begin to think about a chapter for the Wiley Companion to Comparative Research, whatever else you do for the chapter, all you need to start with the new inferential methods is a few dependent variable names from the SCCS codebook, listed either at http://capone.mtsu.edu/eaeff/downloads/SCCScodebook.html or http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/courses/SCCCodes.htm. Tho there other databases, SCCS has the variables for psychological, child training and other variables related to the Whitings' work. Including results in your chapter that control for autocorrelation as opposed to those that do not is something we want to illustrate for a good number of chapters. If you send me some variable names, I can provide you with some mostly finished models to think about in relation to the arguments you want to make in the chapter. Having your perspectives on psychological anthropology alongside new developments in data analysis is important to the volume.

As a way of presenting an initial draft to an audience that includes other Wiley authors we invite you to develop and present some of your initial ideas for the Wiley chapter at the March meeting of the SASci (Anthro Sciences society) in Albuquerque. If you send me some ideas for initial variables to analyze, I will help get you get started with hypothesis testing. Our social science Gateway for cross-cultural research, with easy access to modeling with autocorrelation controls, is now an official science gateway site at https://portal.xsede.org/science-gateways and well suited for classroom use (now underway) and use by social scientists. It takes a bit of getting used to which is why in addition to the current dozen or so users for Wiley chapters (and the initial course being given this quarter), I am helping other Wiley authors get started.

Comments welcome;

-- best Douglas R. White http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/DW_home

David (Kronenfeld),

Header: Initial work on a chapter for the Wiley Companion to Comparative Research, say on a kinship topic

To begin to think about a chapter for the Wiley Companion to Comparative Research, say on a kinship topic, whatever else you do for the chapter, all you need to start with the new inferential methods is a few dependent variable names from the SCCS codebook, listed either at http://capone.mtsu.edu/eaeff/downloads/SCCScodebook.html or http://eclectic.ss.uci.edu/~drwhite/courses/SCCCodes.htm. There other databases (EAtlas, WNAI, Binford Foragers), SCCS has about 2500 variables. Including results in your chapter that control for autocorrelation as opposed to those that do not is something we want to illustrate for a good number of chapters. If you send me some variable names, I can provide you with some mostly finished models to think about in relation to the arguments you want to make in the chapter. Having your perspectives alongside new developments in data analysis is important to the volume.

As a way of presenting an initial draft to an audience that includes other Wiley authors we invite you to develop and present some of your initial ideas for the Wiley chapter at the March meeting of the SASci in Albuquerque. If you send me some ideas for initial variables to analyze, I will help get you get started with hypothesis testing. Our social science Gateway for cross-cultural research, with easy access to modeling with autocorrelation controls, is now an official science gateway site at https://portal.xsede.org/science-gateways and well suited for classroom use (now underway) and use by social scientists. It takes a bit of getting used to which is why in addition to the current dozen or so users for Wiley chapters (and the initial course being given this quarter), I am helping other Wiley authors get started.

Comments welcome;

-- best Douglas R. White http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/DW_home