[Air-l] subcultures and the internet

Heidelberg, Chris Chris.Heidelberg at ssa.gov
Thu Jun 8 05:19:37 PDT 2006

Peter Timusk:

I am hoping that you can assist me with a minor, alright major
statistics situation. When applying discriminant analysis would the
ability to predict gender accurately at the rate of 68.2% be considered
an effective or accurate measure with a processed sample population of
16,909 (8391 male cases and 8518 female cases -it has been weighted). My
thoughts are that when one has a large sample like in a longitudinal
study of students that 68% seems like a high error rate when one takes
into account the 95% or the 90% accuracy rate commonly used in
statistics or even the common plus or minus of 4% utilized in media
polling. Am I correct in my assessment? If so can you explain why
discriminant analysis would be good here. Do you think there is another
method that may be a better fit here? Or am I incorrect in my
assessment? Show me the way in this great debate. I guess in theory
there is no "wrong answers" only better methods or processes for a given
situation. I am not a statistician, so I am going to a person with a
real background for help. If Peter can't help can someone on the board
provide an assessment here. 

Chris Heidelberg

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reply below but I think I misunderstand what you are asking for. I am
more commenting on Western subcultures around the world. But my
knowledge of Muslim culture is restricted to recently finding out about
how quotes of Mohamed are attributed by a type of voting system I really
know nothing about various non western subcultures.

On 8-Jun-06, at 4:37 AM, jespert wrote:

> Dear list members,


> . I am interested in parallel
> cultures, especially in Muslim parallel cultures in Denmark or in 
> other western countries growing via the internet, but other examples 
> on how subcultures develops and maintain them selves on the internet 
> also have my strong interest.
> If you have references for me or other input, on or off list I'll be 
> grateful
> Best Regards
> Jesper

I had been pointed to a punk blog from Iran before but can't find it
right now

This seems to be a German media report about Punks in Indonesia.  
Sorry lacking anything about the net.


Punk must mean quite different things in your own culture than mine.

I have read some of the references posted today to this email request. I
would recommend them too.

I am interested in the fact of punk rock coming along at the same time
parallel to the net time vis via cyber punk fiction.

You might check out feminism and music studies as I also think this sub
field of music also came along about the 1990's at least in punk history
but therefore net history.


Peter Timusk,
B.Math statistics, B.A. legal studies
M.A. legal studies applicant
just trying to stay linear.
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