“A total of 1480 subjects were recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk” 49 countries can participate so the pool of 1480 is out of a potential total of 49 countries. Tests were n=2 (divergent) vs n=50 (convergent) How diverse is the education in these countries (both formal and cultural) such that each of the 1480 participants had a profit motive to participate in the study? Or in a more generic sense: Which countries might be considered “Westernized”? Puerto Rico United States US Minor Islands US Virgin Islands Canada Barbados Chile French Guiana Guadeloupe Martinique Botswana Mayotte Réunion South Africa Australia French Polynesia French Southern Territories Hong Kong Israel Japan New Caledonia New Zealand Qatar Singapore South Korea Taiwan Austria Belgium Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Iceland Ireland Italy Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom It is an fantastic study idea and I love the results regardless of which population might be used. But diverse populations may be an overstated feature of the study as I did not see a caveat mentioned in the paper. Maybe it’s such a common caveat that it was hiding in a word or a a checkbox in one of the supplementals. If so, I’d like to know what it’s called so I don’t type all this kind of stuff again for a future study  

Love this but – a caveat that jumps out at me (that I’m sure is addressed in the paper) is: online.
online “Grouping Game”
There is a large amount of knowledge scaffolding needed to reach a point to being able to join in an _online_ grouping game.
But I haven’t read the paper and am judging on first blush but it’s a marker I’m putting on so I can reference it as I read to see if my initial concern holds or falls away.
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“A total of 1480 subjects were recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk”

 
49 countries can participate so the pool of 1480 is out of a potential total of 49 countries. Tests were n=2 (divergent) vs n=50 (convergent)
 
How diverse is the education in these countries (both formal and cultural) such that each of the 1480 participants had a profit motive to participate in the study?
 
Or in a more generic sense: Which countries might be considered “Westernized”?
 
Puerto Rico
United States
US Minor Islands
US Virgin Islands
Canada
Barbados
 
Chile
French Guiana
Guadeloupe
Martinique
 
Botswana
Mayotte
Réunion
South Africa
 
Australia
 
French Polynesia
French Southern Territories
Hong Kong
Israel
Japan
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Qatar
Singapore
South Korea
Taiwan
 
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
 
It is an fantastic study idea and I love the results regardless of which population might be used. But diverse populations may be an overstated feature of the study as I did not see a caveat mentioned in the paper. Maybe it’s such a common caveat that it was hiding in a word or a a checkbox in one of the supplementals.
 
If so, I’d like to know what it’s called so I don’t type all this kind of stuff again for a future study

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Caveat about the diversity: it was done on Mechanical Turk, which automatically reduces pool to 49 countries. But it’s still fascinating even if it was done in a single country, giving names of blobs and that at samples of 50, common answers emerge. Here’s the countries MTurk operates in but because it was 1480 randomized from that pool there’s no knowing which. Are these mostly Westernized? Does it being MTurk users looking for money skew the results? You can decide. But it’s fascinating regardless.

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