I’ve been taking a free course on statistical inference online, which mentioned the World Values Survey. For this survey, interviewers ask people about religious, political, sexual, community, and life values. I haven’t looked at whether sample size, selection, fear of interviewers,
I’m often asked by young Kazakhs how they can study abroad, and I don’t have an easy answer. It’s a long process and sometimes you have to apply again and again to get funding to study in America or Europe.
As I leave work, I see one of the maintenance men leaving, and catch a ride across town with him. We wait for his nephew, as the country’s flags whip back and forth on the flagpole. “Once, you Americans were the
It started rummaging for records and relatives, because I did not want to be a white American. It started with the chart on the wall, held up in a cheap poster frame. Inez Meeker. Amarantha Borealis Corintha Delphina Rogers. Who has a name like
I’ve always enjoyed learning about the meanings of names, and living in Kazakhstan is no disappointment. Traditionally, Kazakh parents invited their relatives to a besik toi, a “cradle-party” for their newest child. After gathering around the cradle, an honored guest or relative
Yes, yes, yes! Ruth Ann Dandrea writes here about the writing tests her 8th grade students are obliged to take each year. I’d be curious to know more about the 150 page info packet that’s given to teachers, but I
Note! A newer version of this is now posted over at Sociological Images. Although I left the U.S. this fall to find professional work, I’ve been reading the 99 percent for several months now. As of today, over 2700 individuals have submitted pictures of