A Program for Finding
the % Correlation Between Worldviews
program is designed for two people to use in comparing their worldviews.
In what follows, you and your friend will be referred to as Person #1 and Person
#2. If there is no second person, you can use it to compare your worldview
with that of a "Typical USA adult"
(see below for details).
To use this program
Person #1 and Person #2 will need to assemble input data. You will need
identify the fifteen themes that you like the best and consider the most important in characterizing your
worldview, and place them in three categories: "Most Important, +5,"
"Important, +3," and "Also A Factor, +1," and b) identify the
that you dislike the most and consider your antagonism for them to be
significant in characterizing your
worldview, and place them in three categories: "Most Antagonistic Towards,
"Antagonistic Towards, -3," and "Also A Negative Factor, -1." c)
Highlight, copy and
print out the table and scorecard assessed by clicking
here to facilitate input.
If you don't have feelings one way or
the other toward one of the worldview themes--or don't understand it--then don't
select it. This will leave a zero (the default value) in as your score for that
2) Running This Program: This program has three parts: 1) input data for Person #1, 2) input data
for Person #2, 3) receive % correlation as output and interpret
CAUTION: Use the Tab
key or Mouse to advance as you enter input--DO NOT USE THE ENTER KEY
PART ONE: INPUT DATA
INSTRUCTIONS: After completing
assessment of all of the worldview themes and entering scores on a scorecard,
both Person #1
and Person #2 will proceed as directed below.While
this program has some built-in error checking to guard against faulty input, you
must nonetheless be careful to enter the correct numbers!
Person #1 Input
INSTRUCTIONS: Click on "Compute
Correlation % For These Worldviews" below to proceed.%
Your Score =%
The scores will range
+ 100 % ( greatest possible correlation between the worldviews) to
- 100 % ( least possible correlation between the
scores ( > 0%) indicate some
of positive correlation very large + scores ( > 50%) indicate a substantial
amount of positive correlation
-- scores ( < 0%) indicate some degree
of negative correlation
very large - scores ( < --50%) indicate a substantial
amount of negative correlation
expanded version of this program, which compares your worldview to thirteen
standardized worldviews based on various group beliefs, religious, spiritual and
ethical traditions, is part of The Worldview Kit.
While the methodology
behind the above analysis of your worldview has rigor and is based on both
common sense and respected scholarly work, because both human beings,
their worldviews and society are extraordinarily complex, and that
accurately representing even a single individual's worldview is a daunting (probably
impossible!) task, project Worldview makes
no claims as to the ultimate accuracy of this analysis. We are
committed to steadily refining our framework and methodology for understanding,
analyzing, and comparing / contrasting individual worldviews. We hope that these
tools are useful and will respond to your inquiries regarding your use of them,
and welcome your constructive suggestions.
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