Key to CODES for problems with initial proposals, drafts/papers

  • Bp=Beware picking topics because you have searched for correlations and significance
  • H=Hypothesis Hs=specify H2-too simple H3-check 3rd factor, such as the societal complexity variable Hc-state as predicted correlation
  • P=Problem introduction, P+=expand Pv=vocab. use: e.g., test not prove
  • Fo=focus
  • I=Importance (i.e., Significance) Iv=include some variables related to your themes in this discusssion I+=more attention to general significance
  • R=Readings R+=more needed Rx=cross-cultural readings needed
  • Re, ReR=Resubmit / Redo Recode
  • U=Units Ui=discussion at individual level Uc=units at country or civilizations level Um=careful with variables about CHANGE or modernization (1806-1849) which is a process, and not equivalent to modern.
  • V=Variables Vs=specify V#=var numbers V+=more variables Vc=watch out for variables 1806-1849 which code changes not attributes
  • V2=Variables too similar for two topics
  • W, Gr=Writing, grammar (study the type of errors you tend to make) , Wrs=spellcheck, Wp=phrasing
  • No=No proposal, not attending

    Additional CODES for problems with drafts/papers

  • E=examples of ethnographic cases (will be) needed
  • L=logic of argument
  • O=organization
  • S=statistics: problems interpreting
  • Sg=problem with significance
  • T=tables: additional tables needed (related variables for tests)
  • -=no draft yet

    Additional CODES for problems with Cross Tabs

  • dic,D=use dichotomies, BECAUSE using the comparison of percentages in each column there is reason to do do
  • J=include crosstabs or graph of relationship, not just statistics
  • K=use recode Km=recode missing data
  • M=Modify format to fit onto page (see Advice for Contingency Tables and Textbook chapter 5)
  • N or NL=Relationship nonlinear (or curvilinear) tables not dealt with
  • Sc=use tau-C
  • Sf=use Fisher's exact test of significance Sff=Fisher 3-way test
  • Sv=use Cramer's V coefficient
  • Svt=use Cramer's V and tau-b coefficient
  • Sz=too much missing data->small sample size->wont pass signif test
  • X=cut "case processing summaries" or program instructions (always!)
  • Xb=trim text in layer table under %s or elsewhere
  • Z=sample sizes too small
  • 2=too many layered variables
  • 3=3 way layers needed; 3+ new layer var needed (not v200)
  • 99=recode 99 as missing data
  • %=use (e.g., row) percentages (never use total %ages; donít use both row and col %s)
  • %s=simplify %ages so that there is no text explaining them, this makes the tables far too complicated and bulky.

    Other Comments

  • A* grade
  • B* grade
  • C* grade
  • N.S.=No significance in relationship
  • N.R.=No relation between variables

    unused letters

  • Q