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Exploratory Study Indicates Conservatives are more Physically Fit<br />Josh Emington<br />PSCI 409<br />Conservatism and P...
Political Ideology<br />Conservative ::: Liberal<br />
Differences between Ideologies discovered in the literature.  <br />
Research Questions: Are Conservatives or Liberals more fit.? Is one political ideology more physically fit than the other?...
Exploratory Hypothesis: There is a relationship of correlation between physical fitness and ideology.<br />
Thesis: Political Ideology causes Fitness.<br />
Operationalization of variables (Definition of Concepts):<br />
Physical Fitness:<br />VO2 max score<br />Beep Test<br />0 dead<br />100 Highest Respiratory Fitness in history<br />
Physical Fitness ScoreVO2 max<br />http://www.topendsports.com/testing/beepcalc.htm<br />Online calculation  yields  score...
Political Ideology:<br />Conservatism Rating<br />Wilson Paterson Conservatism Scale<br />0 Very Liberal<br />100 Very Con...
Wilson & Patterson Scale <br />
Conservatism/Liberalism score.  Group R2<br />Conservatism/Liberalism score.  <br />Group R2<br />Scoring is very simple f...
Statistical Insignificance<br />Poor College student Lacks funds to bribe Subjects <br />
Correlations: Possible Bivariate Relationships<br />Positive<br />Negative<br />None<br />Meniscal <br />Linear <br />Line...
Facebook Sampling<br />http://www.facebook.com/events.php?archive=1#/event.php?eid=25509354158<br />
Results<br />
Hypothesis confirmed:Study indicates Conservatism is positively related to Physical Fitness<br />Conservatism<br />Physica...
cum hoc ergo propter hoc<br />Correlation is merely a step in the process of answering my research question definitively<b...
Intervening Relationships<br />An intervening variable falls in time between the independent and dependent variable and ha...
Three Plausible Models<br />
Proposed hypothesis of anticipated subsequent study.Hypothesis: Conservatism causes Rigidity which in turn causes Physical...
According to a thorough study conducted by Fielding, Katula, and Miller in 2007 adherence to physical activity causes bett...
Rigidity: (Definition of Concept) consistency in personal physical exercise regiment. <br />
Test group 	       Control Group<br />Random sampling from same conditions <br />Tested highly <br />Conservative <br />in...
Communal Living Situation<br />This should be a control for most problematic factors.<br />It will defiantly rule out the ...
Standardizing and logging fitness for each individual with comparison to their planned goals ought confirm that the proven...
Conclusion<br />Exploratory Study Indicates Conservatives are more Physically Fit.  Or the Physically Fit are more conserv...
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Conservatism and physical fitness

  1. 1. Exploratory Study Indicates Conservatives are more Physically Fit<br />Josh Emington<br />PSCI 409<br />Conservatism and Physical Fitness<br />
  2. 2. Political Ideology<br />Conservative ::: Liberal<br />
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  4. 4. Differences between Ideologies discovered in the literature. <br />
  5. 5. Research Questions: Are Conservatives or Liberals more fit.? Is one political ideology more physically fit than the other? Political Ideology Fitness level?<br />
  6. 6. Exploratory Hypothesis: There is a relationship of correlation between physical fitness and ideology.<br />
  7. 7. Thesis: Political Ideology causes Fitness.<br />
  8. 8. Operationalization of variables (Definition of Concepts):<br />
  9. 9. Physical Fitness:<br />VO2 max score<br />Beep Test<br />0 dead<br />100 Highest Respiratory Fitness in history<br />
  10. 10. Physical Fitness ScoreVO2 max<br />http://www.topendsports.com/testing/beepcalc.htm<br />Online calculation yields score: oxygen in (ml/kg/min) <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQC9pcnHtvg<br />Example video<br />
  11. 11. Political Ideology:<br />Conservatism Rating<br />Wilson Paterson Conservatism Scale<br />0 Very Liberal<br />100 Very Conservative<br />
  12. 12. Wilson & Patterson Scale <br />
  13. 13. Conservatism/Liberalism score. Group R2<br />Conservatism/Liberalism score. <br />Group R2<br />Scoring is very simple for this questionnaire.<br />Add up the values for the odd and even questions The higher the score, the more conservative the attitudes.<br />100 being most Conservative 0 being most Liberal<br />
  14. 14. Statistical Insignificance<br />Poor College student Lacks funds to bribe Subjects <br />
  15. 15. Correlations: Possible Bivariate Relationships<br />Positive<br />Negative<br />None<br />Meniscal <br />Linear <br />Linear <br />Linear <br />Low <br />
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  17. 17. Facebook Sampling<br />http://www.facebook.com/events.php?archive=1#/event.php?eid=25509354158<br />
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  19. 19. Results<br />
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  23. 23. Hypothesis confirmed:Study indicates Conservatism is positively related to Physical Fitness<br />Conservatism<br />Physical Fitness<br />
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  25. 25. cum hoc ergo propter hoc<br />Correlation is merely a step in the process of answering my research question definitively<br />
  26. 26. Intervening Relationships<br />An intervening variable falls in time between the independent and dependent variable and has a causal relationship with the dependent variable and independent variable. <br />Independent variable<br />Intervening Variable<br />Dependent Variable<br />Heat<br />Increased Drowning Deaths<br />Increased <br />Water Activity Participation<br />
  27. 27. Three Plausible Models<br />
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  29. 29. Proposed hypothesis of anticipated subsequent study.Hypothesis: Conservatism causes Rigidity which in turn causes Physical Fitness <br />
  30. 30. According to a thorough study conducted by Fielding, Katula, and Miller in 2007 adherence to physical activity causes better health and higher fitness.<br />
  31. 31. Rigidity: (Definition of Concept) consistency in personal physical exercise regiment. <br />
  32. 32. Test group Control Group<br />Random sampling from same conditions <br />Tested highly <br />Conservative <br />individuals<br />
  33. 33. Communal Living Situation<br />This should be a control for most problematic factors.<br />It will defiantly rule out the majority of practical concerns. <br />
  34. 34. Standardizing and logging fitness for each individual with comparison to their planned goals ought confirm that the proven high levels of Conservative rigidity do in fact apply to Fitness regiments which in turn delivers the proven result of better health and pristine fitness. <br />
  35. 35. Conclusion<br />Exploratory Study Indicates Conservatives are more Physically Fit. Or the Physically Fit are more conservative.<br />
  36. 36. Picture Referencehttp://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://web.bilkent.edu.tr/Online/www.english.upenn.edu/jlynch/Frank/Gifs/leoheart.gif&imgrefurl=http://web.bilkent.edu.tr/Online/www.english.upenn.edu/jlynch/Frank/Gifs/leonardo.html&usg=__ek3Z2kCOyEyKn3AwqZRhw118H8Y=&h=464&w=365&sz=175&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=NwnGw_9sgOiPTM:&tbnh=128&tbnw=101&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dda%2Bvinci%2527s%2Banatomy%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN http://api.ning.com/files/GtJDVS4lBqEen*-lHoE86SSxyi-tGzCWf-weNEhnsysGXSR1WOWTFk0B6HN81Wbh9Aq16bO9je0U25LKPCTzHP0OqHohmQrU/DaVinciAnatomy.jpghttp://www.usaftp.org/images/political_brain.jpghttp://i1.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/ff/7b/c0f1_1.GIFhttp://www.freerefill.de/blog/pix/blews.jpghttp://blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/images/facebook.jpghttp://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://conservativereader.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/republican-elephant.jpg&imgrefurl=http://conservativereader.net/wordpress/2008/02/04/i-underwhelm-myself/384/&usg=__AJV4F8bIeJbl7Xp8lSmCbjIqhbg=&h=400&w=400&sz=50&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=8ZDeJC4iB0cH0M:&tbnh=124&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drepublican%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DNhttp://www.proflexgym.com/images/Proflex%20Fitness.jpghttp://elderlab.yorku.ca/~aaron/Classes/Stats/Correlation%20and%20Regression_files/image004.jpghttp://scottthong.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/consistency.jpg<br />
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