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EA Survey 2018 Series: Community Demographics & Characteristics

Alas another year goes by and Sydney doesn't make the cut despite hosting another EAGx 😜

EA Survey 2018 Series: Geographic Differences in EA

Nice work, again!

In future years I'd be very interested in seeing a citizenship question and a question about what city someone was in when they first became involved in EA. In Australia it's a running joke that we have an EA brain drain to USA/UK, especially for direct work opportunities (noting also that Australia has many fewer direct work opportunities as is also a way to read the data).

Finding opportunities for people to do good without needing to relocate (sometimes leaving a vacuum in community building in the city they are from) is something we're very interested in exploring further.

Mind Ease: a promising new mental health intervention

Neat! Where can we sign up to be notified of the iOS and Android versions?

EA Survey 2018 Series: Community Demographics & Characteristics

Do you have much data on the ~900 (2/7 of responses) that were invalid and what those reasons are?

EA Survey 2018 Series: Community Demographics & Characteristics

Nice work! Very interesting!

33 people said Sydney which ranks us at #11 (between Cambridge and Los Angeles)... do we get a radio button next time ;)

Positly wants to accelerate social science research and have a greater impact within the EA community… and you can help

Sorry I seemed to miss this comment earlier 😅

Thanks for pointing it out – fixed now 😀

Positly wants to accelerate social science research and have a greater impact within the EA community… and you can help

Thanks Peter – I've written an article that explains the differences generally speaking between different approaches to recruitment:

The core difference is our approach: We think a researcher’s job isn’t to figure out complex systems to find quality participants, so we provide best practice research methods directly into our tools. We allow researchers to customise their studies in many ways, but a researcher isn’t required to spend an inordinate amount of time focusing on details such as preventing duplication, calculating incentives, performing quality checks or other measures. Positly does all of this (and more) right out of the box. When we design a feature, we think about the many different contexts in which the feature could be used. Then we try to get to the root of the problem that the researcher has and abstract the solution to the most universally useful feature. Finally, we ensure that the feature behaves in a way that the researcher would expect. Our development process means that all researchers on Positly benefit from a versatile tool that is customisable to their needs. As we develop and release new features, Positly can be applied in different research contexts, all while maintaining a familiar and intuitive interface – freeing time for researchers to do what they do best.

I've currently got some draft comparisons with specific other platforms which I can share with anyone who get's in touch (not posting publicly as I want to make sure they're bulletproof first when making specific comparisons to other companies).

How to have cost-effective fun

Thanks for sharing!

The consistent item on my budget that I find we struggle to keep low is eating out, largely because that's the only way we see a lot of people (close friends and family). I wrote about this in my blog post when I limited my food to <$2 a day for a month, food is social and that's a tough thing.

Also, I read your other post about setting your salary based on world's average GDP and was shocked to see rent that low – rent is at minimum 5x that much in Sydney 😳

Why Groups Should Consider Direct Work

I'm really interested in what concrete suggestions there are for things that could be direct, effective and engaging for members.

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