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Background

August 21, 2012 is the deadline for a detailed Table of Contents.

Includes Topics or possible titles (possible authors if suggested)
  • NSF Award: UCI online courses, IU Social Science Gateway & SDSC Portals.

Project PI: White, Douglas Charge No.: TG-DBS120005.

These will be free UCI Online Education courses, announced at Anthropology Methods Mall. Once we have a minimum number of signups and a number of weeks arranged (first year starting Summer 2013), the courses will begin and be taught by any and all project members and their students. For an optional small fee UCI can provide Certification of Completion. The course software can be ported for use by other instructors. UCIOnline SocSciGateway Project pdf.
  • Related NSF Award: Computational Structurally Cohesive Subgroups in Large Networks

Project PI: White, Douglas Charge No.: TG-DMS120027

New Chapter Suggestions

Doug: Would you be interested in having a chapter exploring some recent advances in exploratory visualization with correspondence analysis techniques? I'm thinking it might be possible to use the variables in one of the other chapters to produce scripts allowing students to produce plots, use bootstrapping to decide how many dimensions of a CA should be retained, use the kept dimensions to produce biclusters of variables/cases. Lombardo's asymmetric CA and Beh's use of orthogonal polynomials could also be introduced to deal with issues of causation and ordinal variables.

Pat Gray

Sounds like a very good chapter to me. We need to think both about the direction in which we want the enterprise to go, and the methods currently used. Pat's proposal seems to fit well with both. Visualizing information is a big part of the next wave of data analysis. It would be preferable to be able to do everything in R, with code provided. I know something about this, and can help, if needed.

E. Anthon Eff

Vision and Online Course statements

Revised Google doc Vision statements

Vision statement

The Companion volume provides researchers and upper level undergraduate (and even high school) classes or graduate seminars with public domain SCCS, Binford-Forager, Ethnographic-Atlas, Western-No_American-Indians, Historical dynamics and Kinsource databases, codebooks, phylogenetics and autocorrelation matrices along with easily installable programs as an open source R (CompSurvey) package for PCs, Macs, and classroom labs. All data, software and research materials are available under Creative Commons CC-­‐BY SA 3.0 Licenses.

Online classrooms are provided by the UCI Online Extension using the Distance Learning Center's Moodle and Coursera software. They will access the Irvine Social Science Gateway under development with funding by NSF computational and support allocations for our SDSC projects. The Gateway portals will access R software for Cross-Cultural Research (CCR) and other social science projects. – DRW Sept 21, 2012

For CCR classroom emphasis is on developing and testing hypotheses. The R packages can either be downloaded for personal use or accessed at the Gateway portals. They provide novices and professionals with easy scripts for new database construction and enhancements to the Dow-Eff and phylogenetic syntheses for modeling networks of variables and evolutionary processes, a synthesis that solves the most ubiquitous and vexing problems of comparative research. Prior studies and new directions using these databases are reviewed in the classroom-oriented introductory section along with summaries of prior findings, examples using CompSurvey modeling scripts, and new questions posed as problems for researchers and students, with guides for teachers. Section 2 covers the huge advances and potential unification made in developing evolutionary models using phylogenetic, genomic, niche construction and networks, bio-terrestrial environments and GIS, and social organizational modeling. – DRW April 16, 2012

Note: Except for a few chapter sections labeled *hard*, ACCCR book chapters will be written in a way accessible to upper level undergraduate. Early versions of the software have been tested in 4 undergraduate classes by DRW, including one taught by remote collaborative access (Irvine-Xi’an). DRW incorporated some authors from the CCCR/SCCR proposal. A second book that is topically oriented could expand section 4. My notes on authors are in (parentheses), references in [square brackets]. Further improvements on this draft are expected from co-editors Eff and Dow, who contributed many good ideas in earlier stages of drafting this proposal. And once we have our authors settled we will know which other datasets can be distributed in the R package.

Teaching modules

See Aug 22 Drafting the Table of Contents for older version. DRW wrote to Sage to get their full lists from "Quantitative applications in the social sciences" "little green books" (only $18-$19 in paperback). from which we could list the ones useful in classes, and write our short tutorial referring to certain of these methods books.

We could then do some supplementary separate paperback modules that relate to different assortments of the articles: e.g., one on evolution with the Fincher/Thornhill and Flack/Krakauer articles; one on phylogenetic models; one on the comparative use of kinship network models in relation to cross-cultural kinship data, one on historical dynamics, one on panel data, etc. each as inexpensive as the Sage_"Little_Green_Books". Each might have a quantitative teaching tutorial on software and data usage. One class could focus on one module or allocate different modules to different students. Another module should be how to create the W and auxiliary databases needed to launch a new dataset. Some modules could be published in World Cultures or Structure and Dynamics. A possibility: online textbooks - Publish on Kindle - Online books -- eTextbook Readers

See ACS special issue,The Machines are Taking Over Sep 15, 2012 NYT

Relevant Coursera courses

Instructional_Technology_MS

Instructional_Technology_MS Richard Smith University of Houston

New (Nov'12) Table of Contents for Discussion

Wiley’s A Companion to Cross-Cultural Research after the Digital Revolution

     Douglas R. White, Malcolm M. Dow, E. Anthon Eff, J. Patrick Gray

Vision Statement

Vision statement. The Companion volume provides researchers and upper level undergraduate (and even high school) classes or graduate seminars with a fresh contemporary overview of new breakthroughs in comparative research. This includes public domain datasets like SCCS, Binford-Forager, Ethnographic Atlas, Western-North American-Indians, Historical dynamics, Kinsources databases and their codebooks and supplementary files. Methods covered using open-source R include phylogenetics and autocorrelation matrices along with easily installable programs (2SLS, CompSurvey) and R packages for PCs, Macs, and classroom labs. All data, software and research materials are available to be distributed under CC BY-SA 3.0 - Creative Commons. The simpler programs are so easy to use and well tested that is essential for students and instructors to begin with their use, and that instructors and researchers consider the more advanced packages available that couple easily with the entry-level software.

The Online classrooms described in ACCCR (A Companion to Cross-Cultural_C_Researchl) are provided by UCI Online Extension MOOC (massive open online courses) and its Distance Learning Center's Moodle and Coursera software. With funding already given by NSF computational and support allocations for our SDSC (San Diego Supercomputer) projects, ACCCR resources will be initially accessed and spread from the Irvine Social Science Gateway under development with support from Indiana University and Adobe Airabata. The Irvine Social Science Gateway portals will access R software for Cross-Cultural Research (CCR) and other social science projects, and will attract other on-line projects as well.

Our CCR classroom emphasis is on students learning and researchers doing the development and testing of hypotheses. The R packages can either be downloaded for personal use or accessed at the Gateway portals. They provide novices and professionals with easy scripts for new database construction and enhancements to the Dow-Eff 2SLS and phylogenetic syntheses for modeling networks of variables and for study of evolutionary processes (a highly significant area of CCR). This synthesis solves the most ubiquitous and vexing problems of comparative research. Prior studies and new directions using these databases are reviewed in the classroom-oriented introductory sections along with summaries of prior findings, with examples that use our CompSurvey modeling scripts. New and revisited questions are posed, with guides for teachers. The Companion covers the huge advances and potential unification made in developing evolutionary models using phylogenetic, genomic, niche construction, network analysis, bio-terrestrial environments, GIS, and social organizational modeling.

Notes:

  1. Except for a few chapter sections labeled *hard*, ACCCR book chapters will be written to be accessible to upper level undergraduates. Early versions of the software have been tested in 4 undergraduate classes by DRW, including one taught by remote collaborative access (Irvine CA-Xi’an China).
  2. Most Wiley Companions have about 30 10-20-page articles. We have way too many in our list. As we invite authors the list will be whittled down. We will encourage shorter but clearly written articles, expect that not all of our authors will accept their commissions, will make it clear that alternatives for late articles include the possibility of a second volume, or publication in special issues one of our eScholarship journals (e.g., World Cultures, Structure and Dynamics).

NEW OUTLINE 1c Subtitle: Comparative Research in the Digital Age / for printing1e

Letter of Invitation to Authors

We trace the Brown-Eff model to a model linked to historical dynamics, and then to a network of indirect and direct variables. Included: a latent variable, MCMC Bayesfactors, and the R Causal Mediation package
Dow_&_Eff_Functions_1#THE_MODEL_EXAMPLES.2C_SIMPLEST_TO_COMPLEX.2C_WITH_INCREASING_NUMBER_OF_STEPS
  • Section II. Databases, Cases, Simulations
    • Cross-Cultural Databases and Case Data
      • Foragers (Amber Johnson, White, Eff)
      • Sccs and the Ethnographic Atlas (Pat Gray, Eff)
      • North American Indians
      • eHRAF (Michael Fischer)
      • Kinsources (Klaus Hamberger, Michael Fischer, Janet Bagg)
      • Kinship Terminologies (Dwight Read, Michael Fischer)
      • Kinship Behaviors (White)
    • Metadata issues
    • Sample Sizes and Missing data in Databases
      • Multiple Imputation (Dow, Eff)
      • Variables testing for Bias (Dow, Eff)
    • Cross-Polity (Something you might think about is Charles Ragin's work on set relations in social research and CRAN QCA Qualitative Comparative Analysis. I think there are a couple of R packages devoted to this type of analysis. He gives a number of cross-national political examples in his book Fuzzy-Set Social Science and you might want to look at his article "Set Relations in Social Research: Evaluating Their Consistency and Coverage" in Political Analysis 2006, 14:291-310 before deciding if you might be interested. The ideal would be for him to contribute, but if he is not interested, I might be able to work up something. - Pat Gray)
      • Diffusion of Conflict, Integration, and Democratization (Kristian S. Gleditsch: All International Politics Is Local)
      • Webcrawler historical data (Peter Turchin)
      • Globalization *Compare combine into one - are datasets available?
      • Comparative Panel Datasets, 1975-1995 (Paxton, Crenshaw, Morishima, Robison)
      • Character strengths in fifty-four nations and the fifty US states (Peterson, Park, & Seligman)
      • GLOBE leadership (House, Javidan, Hanges) - is dataset available?
    • Smaller Cross-National Psychological Studies
      • Cross-cultural psychology (Nigel Barber - study of individuals, typically in 2 to 8 countries. Autocorrelation occurs at both levels)
      • Cross-National Survey Research (Melvin Krone? Book: 2006 Change and stability: a cross-national analysis of social structure and personality)
    • Simulations: World Systems and Secular Cycles (*Combine)
    • Regional Studies Datasets and Controlled Comparison (Monica Borgerhoff-Mulder et al. e.g., Ruth Mace)
  • Section III. Evolutionary Topics in Cross-Cultural Research
    • Other Species
    • Foragers (Amber Johnson, White, Eff, Binford)
      • Evolution of Human Technology and Cognition (Dwight Read et al.)
      • Forager Population Densities, Behaviors and Cooperativity (Doug White and Tolga Oztan)
      • Bioevolutionary organization of Foragers (article by … one of Hamilton’s colleagues)
      • Genomic Differences in Populations (Harpending e.g. 2012 or Cochrane)
      • Mitochondrial phylogeny and adaptive function keyed to SCCS Douglas C. Wallace
      • Fractalites of Forager Groups (Marcus J. Hamilton et al.)
      • Evolution of Prosociality (Frank Marlowe)
    • General Principles
      • Evolution of Eusociality (Peter Turchin)
      • Social Information Transmission (Stephen Shennan)
      • Niche Construction (Odling-Smee /or/ Jessica Flack et al.)
      • Biological and Heritable Behavior in Gene-Culture Evolution (Joseph Henrich or Robert Boyd)
      • Unification of Evolutionary Science (e.g., Apicella? Laland et al. 2011; Mesoudi, Whiten, Laland 2006)
  • Section IV. Illustrative Topics (SCCS, Foragers...) with new modeling methods (Eff, White, Murdock - Could expand as separate book, as per reviewer comment; re-dos of older studies)
      • Warfare, Disputation and Conflict Resolution (Routon) (dropped Eff)
      • Monogamy and Polygyny (Eff, Dow)
      • Determinants of Crime (Eff)
      • Moral Gods (Christian Brown, Eff, White – combined model)
      • Anthon: Three of my students would like to participate, though all three are working 70+ hours/week on coursework or dissertations, and are hoping for a deadline at least a year and a half into the future.
        • YES: Christian Brown is willing to revisit the moral gods topic, working with Doug (and his coauthors).
        • YES: Wes Routon is willing to work again on warfare, etc. (I think he can do this by himself)
        • YES: John Kennedy wrote a paper in class using Garry Chick’s data on war and sports, and I had promised to help him get it published. It would be great if John could work directly with Chick, instead of working with me. So my name can be dropped from all three of these topics.
      • Romantic Love and Sexual Behavior: Comparison of Studies (Giovanni De Munck)
      • Reproductive Ritual and Women’s Status (Karen Erickson, with help from Eff, White)
      • Sports and War (Garry Chick, with John Kennedy, Eff's student)
    • Cross-National (*Combine)
      • Structural Equivalence of Factor Structure in Cross-National Psychology (Fons van de Vijver)
      • Multilevel Analysis (not really!) of Culture (Ronald Fischer) Psychology and culture (duplicates van de Vijver)
    • Social Networks
      • Social Networks across Species (Katie Faust)
      • Kinsources and Comparisons (Klaus Hamberger, Michael Fischer)
  • Historical, Contextual, and Causal Effects
    • Dow-Eff Simple functions pdf The Dow-Eff 2SLS Core for Cross-Cultural Research (Eff, Dow) explain error, lag, mixed network autocorrelation, error specification
      • Networks of Variables (White, Eff) includes Latent variables
      • Multilevel Models with Autocorrelation (Eff)
      • Discrete Choice (Dow, Eff)
    • Anthon has two suggestions: Model specification and estimation (Eff) moved to "Flipped Classroom" or nearer the top
      • Weight matrices (Dow Eff) (Malcolm mentioned that we should do more work on this: I agree that this should be a high priority and would like to work on a chapter with him on creating/evaluating composite weight matrices. (Though that might be too advanced for this volume).
    • Extended R Packages *hard* (to be further selected with respect to usefulness and authors found –
              • Once we have our authors or user-authors settled we will know which of these can be distributed in the R package).
      • MCMCregress - BayesFactor
    • AUTOCORRELATION
      • Network Autocorrelation Measures (Eff and Dow)
      • MRQAP multiple-regression for Autocorrelation matrices (Dow, or Nunn or Borgerhoff-Mulder)
    • SPATIAL
      • Geographically Weighted Regression ( )
      • Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (Laurent, Ruiz-Gazen, Thomas-Agnan)
      • Spatial Regression
      • Spatial Regression MCMC
      • Hierarchical Point-referenced Spatial Models (R: spBayes Andrew O. Finley et al.)
      • Environmental and Terrestrial Models (Amber Johnson and Doug White)
    • PHYLOGENETICS
      • Lead Article: Dan Dediu and Stephen C. Levinson Language and Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
        • (subtopic) Homophily and Social Influence (e.g., Phylogeny of World Religions: Moral Gods, Missionization; two sets of dates)
        • CIPRES: on Trestles Gateway: will post a link and ask Wayne Pfeiffer to write on it
        • R Phylogenetics II (John P. Huelsenbeck, et al. MRBAYES: Bayesian inference of phylogenetic trees) UCSD|CIPRES]] (Wayne Pfeiffer) (DELETE: Borgerhoff-Mulder?)
      • R Phylogenetics I (Liam J. Revell et al.) e.g. Material culture (J. Tehrani, Mark Collard) Borgerhoff-Mulder?
    • CAUSAL GRAPHS AND SEM
    • ‘Causal’ Graphs for Estimating Bias reduction in Causal inference (R: Pcalc Markus Kalisch et al. - 2012)
      • (subtopic) Mediators and Moderators (? See Wu and Zuma 2007 isn’t there a conflict here between e.g. Rubin/Holland and Pearl?)
    • lavaan latent structure analysis and sem
    • DATA MINING
      • Datamining and Pattern Extraction across Individual and Multiple Datasets (Michael Fischer and Sukaina Bharwant)
      • Matching Methods for Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Models in CCR (Michael Fischer and Sukaina Bharwant)
  • Section V. Conclusions:

Modification commentary

I have been thinking about writing the code more generally, so that any of the four datasets can be used. The biggest job will probably be working on a key file for the pooled variables. I would also like to set up the imputation so that a model can contain variables from more than one of the datasets (using the imputing-across-datasets methods we talked about earlier this year). But I want to get the SCCS version finished first. Am still working on documenting what I have--will send the code and documentation to you all as soon as it feels ready. - Anthon

I am meeting today, after a 2nd training session in SDSC visualization, with Nancy Wilkins-Diehr who started the Gateway program back in 2005 (now 30 or so Gateways) and new heads XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support (e.g. for Gateways) so there is no doubt with her and Suresh Marru of IU the will have a social science gateway to house DE and other software for online classrooms, quik training for researchers and potential instructors.

A&M: As we place the master DE script for usage in our Gateway, I would like to see: Flexibility for adding or deleting W files ( for example I want to use the Missionization variable of Snarey rather than Religion for the HiGod model)

Is a next priority possible for the DE script an example from the Foragers dataset?

Pat, as SDSC visualization might be a bug plus for classroom/instructor/researcher usage, I will let you know what might be something there to implement inside the Gateway. https://www.xsede.org/gateways-overview is the SDSC overview of Gateways if you can read it w/o password Anthon, Malcolm: what would be ideal kinds of spatial visualizations to look for? I'll try to get a good URL for SDSC visualizations for you. - Doug


Old Version: Drafting the Table of Contents

Aug 22 Drafting the Table of Contents - Would ooVoo be useful to us?

  • A Companion to Cross-Cultural Research (beginning ver.3): Prospective outline. Doug White, Malcolm Dow, Anthon Eff and Pat Gray (Editors)
One of the features of ACCCR is to provide a Social Science Gateway home and portals for CCR datasets, including those that will be contributed later - XSEDE Educational Award

Outline.1

Coursebook reading?: Nolan, Patrick and Gerhard Lenski. 2008. Human Societies: An Introduction to Macrosociology, Eleventh Edition.
Open Stax Books includes Sociology, Statistics (more at OCW links)

Analytical Concepts for Transformative Cross-Cultural Research and Education - White, Eff, Dow, and Gray

Networks of Variables and Multiple Imputation of Missing Data (same standards as surveys e.g., missing data imputation)
Study and Controls for Autocorrelation
Contents of fhe R Package
CompSurvey: Standardized Cross-Cultural Datasets (others can be added online)
Datasets and R scripts: Project 2012
Bayesian Regression for Model Comparison (Frequentist vs. Bayesian approaches)
Basic Ideas and Concepts in Comparative Research
Facts, data, filters, biases, instruments, adjustments, models, robustness, phylogeny, causality, evolutionary and other sorts of models
Teaching Modules: The Societal Study Initiative (elements to be added)
Simulation components (e.g., Demographic Regulators in Small-Scale World-Systems. pdf Jesse B. Fletcher, Jacob Apkarian, Robert A. Hanneman, Hiroko Inoue, Kirk Lawrence, Christopher Chase-Dunn; NetLogo Simulations
Tutorial: Teaching theory-and-evidence game Epistemic Frames - Collins Table 2 - Epistemic frames and games
Courseware Exercise: Uri Wilensky NetLogo Simulations of Secular Cycles versus deterministic models
Possibility of a Turchin Secular cycle simulation in netlogo by Jacob (Jake) Apkarian, Jesse Fletcher, grad students of Robert A. Hanneman, and maybe Peter Turchin.

Online Courseware: Learning, Teaching and Teacher Education in CCR and the Social Sciences - Editors

We can develop a series sharable online courses that can be passed from instructor to instructor as Moodle online courses or Coursera
Citation: Online Education: Reinventing Learning and Teaching in Cyberspaces
Tutorial: LearningMoodleCourseware.pdf Doug White
Article that would contain and explain links to our Social Science Gateway where the R code can be run from: Eff and Dow 2009 Str&Dyn; Brown and Eff 2010 Str&Dyn; Eff and Routon 2010 Str&Dyn; Dow and Eff 2009 CCR; Eff and Dow 2010 SEA Monograph Then any online course could have students do these runs as exercises. Installation should be easy.
Using the Irvine Gateway portal template (First draft)

The workflow for creating a model from SCCS data - Eff, Dow

Running Models for Moral Gods, Warfare, Polygyny, Market integration and Pro-social behavior at the Irvine Social Science Gateway - Eff, Dow, Brown, Routon, White

Eff and Dow 2009 Str&Dyn Gender preference; Brown and Eff 2010 Str&Dyn Moral Gods; White et al (submitted to SciAm: Moral Gods; Eff and Routon 2010 Str&DynWarfare; Dow and Eff 2009 CCR Polygyny; Eff and Dow 2010 SEA Monograph; As part of the Wiley Companion I think we should include an article that would contain and explain links to our Social Science Gateway where the R code for published articles can be run. Then any online course could have students do these runs as exercises. Installation should be easy. Brown and Routon would be among those to use the online course software, including Coursera. This is easy to arrange from UCI online.

Dataset Introduction: Individual Use of Comparative Surveys and Levels of Analysis - Editors

How to download databases from the Social Science Gateway: SCCS, Ethnographic Atlas, Foragers and Environments, Western North America, Kinship Dyads, Kinsources, GLOBE; along with Auxiliary data and Autocorrelation Matrices; along with R code and instructions for building models. See "Collections" above.

Networks, Relations, Environments, Traits, and Simulations in Understanding Forager Human Evolution - White and Oztan

  • Dataset Overlay on Forager Environments (Binford), Networks (Kinsources), Kinship Dyads (White), Ethnoatlas and Traits (Murdock)
InterSciWiki:Current_events#University_of_California_Multi-Campus_Complexity_Events_2011-2012
Dirk Helbing: Four simulations relevant to Forager cooperation

The Terrestrial Model for Comparative Research - Amber Johnson, Douglas White, Marcus J. Hamilton, Peter Turchin

[2001 forager database]

Networks of Variables for Moral Gods: Illustrating cross-cultural research in the classroom with Simulation and CompSurvey methods - Editors

[SCCS dataset] SCCS and foragers: Teaching tools of the 21st Century‎‎
http://intersci.ss.uci.edu/wiki/index.php/Printable_Moral_Gods_Model_%26_Data#Main_model_for_HiGod4_w_MCMC_.26_Bayes_Factor
final: Printable_Moral_Gods_Model_&_Data#Stop_here..._Revision_C

Secular cycle simulation in netlogo by Jacob (Jake) Apkarian, Jesse Fletcher, and maybe Peter Turchin

(This provides a background for the article above)

Analyzing GLOBE data on Business Leadership - Robert J. House, Mansour Javidan and Paul J. Hanges

GLOBE - Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness

Review of SCCS findings with CompSurvey methods - Editors or others

The distinctive problems and findings of comparative social-psychological studies - Nigel Barger

(Nigel Barber GScholar:7,800?) [5 relevant Books: http://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/nigel-barber-phd] [Cross-cultural psychology requires a different methodology related to the study of individuals, typically in 2 to 8 countries. Autocorrelation occurs at both levels]

Outline.2 Evolutionary Models in Comparative Perspective

(Short intro by editors)
Coursebook reading: Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending. 2009. The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution.

Phylogenetics as a basis of Evolutionary Reconstruction

(See: Reconstructing evolutionary trees or Liam J. Revell for state of the art Reconstructing_evolutionary_trees#Liam_Revell; alternate is Reconstructing_evolutionary_trees#MrBayes and Wayne Pfeiffer Mace?, Holden?) [e.g., http://references.260mb.com/Ecologia/Mace2005.pdf] See book: The evolution of cultural diversity: a phylogenetic approach.
  • What genomic differences imply for social and behavioral differences between populations. (Harpending and Cochrane; their book: The 10,000 Year Explosion)

Biological and Heritable Behavior in Gene-Culture Evolution (Henrich?)

???OR the article by Fincher, Thornhill below if retested by Malcolm or Anton

Evolutionary network-niche construction (Jessika Flack and David Krakauer?)

Alternative: Cultural Niche Construction (Odling-Smee?)
Network Evolution of Cohesive-Cooperativity in Comparative Perspective (White, Oztan?) [Kinsources dataset]

Evolution of Prosociality and Ultrasociality

  • The Evolution of Prosociality in Comparative Evolutionary Biology (Boehm? Marlowe?) [2001 forager database]
  • The Evolution of Ultrasociality in Comparative Historical Perspective (Turchin?) [Historical dynamics dataset]
  • Unified Science of Cultural Evolution (Apicella? Whiten?, Laland?)

???

  • Synergetic databases: How selection builds host-parasite locally adaptive host immune adaptions that affect dispersion, language groups and religion (Fincher, Thornhill, UNM)

Outline.3

2 Tools for Students and Analyses 3-Methodology and Data (Short intro by editors)

  • Spatial and Statistical Modeling: R (GeoXp(, ArcGIS, ArcGis Online, Spss. (Spatial error, spatial effects, autocorrelation, multiple imputation of missing data and specification tests using the SCCS dataset. E. Anthon Eff
Laurent, T., A. Ruiz-Gazen, and C. Thomas-Agnan, 2012. "http://www.jstatsoft.org/v47/i02/paper GeoXp: An R Package for Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis]", Journal of Statistical Software, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 1–23, 4, 2012. Successor to Anselm, also Bivand, very simple. Also compatible with a reference to
Michael D. Ward, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch. 2007. Spatial Regression Models. Sage.
  • chapter on Visualization with correspondence analysis? I should be able to flesh out a detailed version by Sept 1, 2012 J. Patrick Gray
  • Latent variables and scale construction (Dow?-would rather not. With Yves Rosseel?)
  • Studying "Galton's Opportunity" from autocorrelation networks using MRQAP (Dow and Nunn?)
  • Robustness and Causality in networks of variables (Flack, White?)
  • Network autocorrelation with panel data (?) [?]
  • Construction of Regional Datasets (Borgerhoff-Mulder?) [Western-No_American-Indians dataset and others]
  • Historical dynamics with incremental Webcrawer coding sites (Turchin, Johnson, White?) [SCCS, Binford 2001, and Historical dynamics datasets]
  • Comparative Field Projects (Henrich?) [The 15-society dataset]

Outline.4

Sample Themes and Topics (Short intro by editors)

  • Disputation, Warfare and Conflict Resolution (Ember?) [SCCS dataset]
  • Romantic Love and Sexual Behavior: A Comparison of 13? studies (De Munck) [edited Book: 1998, by that title: 1- authors] [SCCS dataset]
  • Gender, Sex Roles, Monogamy, Polygyny, Property and Division of Labor (Fortunato?) [SCCS dataset]

Conclusion: New Directions and Possibilities for Comparative Research (Editors)

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