Larks comments on The 2014 Survey of Effective Altruists: Results and Analysis - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Larks 18 March 2015 12:48:48AM 2 points [-]

Very thoughtful post.

Are there any types of analysis you think could be usefully performed on the data?

Comment author: Gregory_Lewis 22 March 2015 01:55:28AM 1 point [-]

Once could compare between clusters (or, indeed, see where there are clusters), and these sorts of analyses would be more robust to sampling problems: even if LWers are oversampled compared to animal rights people, one can still see how they differ. Similar things like factor analysis, PCA etc. etc. could be useful to see whether certain things trend together, especially for when folks could pick multiple options.

Given that a regression-style analysis was abandoned, I assume actually performing this sort of work on the data is much easier said than done. If I ever get some spare time I might look at it myself, but I have quite a lot of other things to do...