This program has three parts: 1) you input data, 2) you receive
output, and 3) you get a pictorial representation of some of this data
PART ONE: INPUT DATA
these completely before entering your scores!) After completing brief questionnaires for all of the worldview
themes, referring to your "Worldview Scorecard" (where you recorded your scores), enter those
scores* (*see Note below) below as prompted. After using your mouse to initially
position the cursor and typing in your score, use the tab key thereafter to
speed up data entry.For most of these, you'll enter your score exactly like
it was reported
to you previously. However, if you indicated (at the bottom of the
scorecard) having used a magnifier card to indicate your enthusiasm for a particular worldview theme, add
either 1, 3, or 5 points (depending on your level of enthusiasm) to its previously reported score when you enter it
below. If you indicated (at the bottom of the
scorecard) having used a magnifier card to indicate your antagonism for a particular worldview theme,
subtract either 1, 3, or 5 points (depending on your level of antagonism) from its previously reported score when you enter it
below. Thus the maximum range of permissible scores you're allowed to
enter below go from -5.00 (indicating total antagonism towards the
worldview theme) to 15.00 (indicating a maximum enthusiastic embracing of the worldview
* Note: Initially it is suggested that you use "your overall
score" for each worldview theme. If you wish to more rigorously compare
results based on analysis of your worldview with results based on analysis of an
average USA adult worldview (based on national public opinion survey questions
only) you can go back another time and instead use "your survey
question score" for each worldview theme.
PART TWO: OUTPUT DATA
INSTRUCTIONS: Click on "Analyze Your
Worldview" below and the program will conduct a complete analysis of your
worldview, ranking it in eighteen categories (each with two complementary
attributes) and according to six religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions.
DISCLAIMER -- While the methodology
behind the above analysis of your worldview has rigor and is based on both
common sense and highly 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.
The program also checks worldviews for consistency /
contradictions by focusing on seventy pairs of worldview themes where the
orientation, beliefs and long-term behavior associated with each is (more or
less) diametrically opposed.For example, one such pair is provided by WV theme #1B: Skeptic and WV
theme #2A: The True Believer.
Click on "Check Your
Responses for Consistency" below and the program will analyze your
worldview for internal consistency, checking it against 70 pairs of
diametrically opposed worldview themes.
Note: If you are alerted that your scores on a pair of worldview themes
are "highly inconsistent," this means that (based on your earlier responses) your worldview
is "very compatible" or "total compatible" with two worldview themes in which the orientation, beliefs and long-term behavior associated with each is diametrically opposed!
If you are alerted that your scores on a pair of worldview themes
are "inconsistent," this means that your worldview
is at least "mildly compatible" with two such opposing worldview themes.
If you receive no such "alerts," then your worldview is not plagued with such inconsistency!
PART THREE: PICTURING
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Picture Representation of Your Scores on Diametrically Opposed Pairs of Worldview Themes