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Outliers: Sources Cited in Outliers

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Chapt. 1   Matthew Effect  /  Relative Age Effect

“Unequal Competition as an Impediment to Personal Development: A Review of the Relative Age Effect in Sport” http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/freakonomics/pdf/RelativeAgeEffectSportsMusch2001.pdf

Barnsley and Thompson. "Birthdate and success in minor hockey: The key to the NHL." http://www.socialproblemindex.med.ualberta.ca/RelAgeMinorHockeyCJBS.pdf

“The Boys of Late Summer: Why do so many pro baseball players have August birthdays?” Greg Spira Slate.com
http://www.slate.com/id/2188866/

“Birth date and sporting success” Nature; Apr 14, 1994; ProQuest Psychology Journals database (PLS library card required)

 

Chapt. 2   The 10,000-hour rule  /  Deliberate Practice

“BSD Unix: Power to the people, from the code: How Berkeley hackers built the Net's most fabled free operating system on the ashes of the '60s -- and then lost the lead to Linux.”  By Andrew Leonard  http://dir.salon.com/tech/fsp/2000/05/16/chapter_2_part_one/index.html

Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/freakonomics/pdf/DeliberatePractice(PsychologicalReview).pdf

Creativity and Knowledge: A Challenge to Theories
http://www.nbu.bg/cogs/events/2004/materials/Necka/creativity_and_knowledge.pdf

 

Chapts 3 & 4: Geniuses

Lempert, R. O., Chambers, D. L. and Adams, T. K. (2000), “Michigan's Minority Graduates in Practice: The River Runs Through Law School”.
http://www.diversity.umich.edu/research/RiverRunsThroughLawSchool.pdf

Limits of IQ: Lewis Terman & J. Robert Oppenheimer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Terman

In Defense of IQ Testing: Lewis M. Terman Replies to Critics: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4960

Debunking Intelligence Experts: Walter Lippmann Speaks Out: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5172

Unequal childhoods : class, race, and family life / Annette Lareau 
Skyline Library book: HQ767.9.L37 2003

 The Vanishing Genius: Lewis Terman and the Stanford Study”
Gretchen Kreuter History of Education Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Mar., 1962), pp. 6-18
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/367332.pdf?acceptTC=true



Chapt. 5   Era of birth  /  Demographic trough / Optimum Time to Be Born

Birth and fortune: the impact of numbers on personal welfare By Richard A. Easterlin  (Google Books)

 “Demographic trough babies” My Narrative Banter (blog)
http://mynarrativebanter.blogspot.com/2009/03/demographic-trough-babies.html

“The Rise and Fall of the WASP and Jewish Law Firms” Eli Wald 60 Stan. L. Rev. 1803
http://www.stanfordlawreview.org/system/files/articles/Wald.pdf


Chapt. 6   Harlan, Kentucky

“Social Disorganization and Reorganization in Harlan County, Kentucky.” Paul Frederick Cressey.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/2086887

“Five Feuds: An Analysis of Homicides in Eastern Kentucky in the Late Nineteenth Century.” Keith F. Otterbein.  http://www.jstor.org/stable/683675

"Homicide and a Regional Culture of Violence." American Sociological Review 36:412-27. Hackney, Sheldon. 1969   http://www.jstor.org/stable/2780411

"’When You Call Me That, Smile!’ How Norms for Politeness, Interaction. Styles, and Aggression Work Together in Southern Culture” http://www.jstor.org/stable/2695863

 

Chapt. 7  Ethnic Theory of Plane Crashes

NTSB. Review of flight crew-involved, major accidents of U.S. air carriers,1978 through 1990.
http://libraryonline.erau.edu/online-full-text/ntsb/safety-studies/SS94-01.pdf

NTSB Aircraft accident report. Avianca 052 crash  http://www.airdisaster.com/reports/ntsb/AAR91-04.pdf

Cultural diversity and crew communication
http://www.lcc.gatech.edu/~fischer/AIAA99.pdf

Culture in the Cockpit: Do Hofstede’s Dimensions Replicate?
http://www.uk.sagepub.com/jandt6estudy/study/chapters/07/Merritt.pdf

Intercultural Communication in Cognitive Values
http://maincc.hufs.ac.kr/~lri/contents/lal/09-06.pdf

 

Chapt. 8  Rice paddies / Math tests

"If Man Works Hard the Land Will Not Be Lazy": Entrepreneurial Values in North Chinese Peasant Proverbs - R. David Arkush    http://www.jstor.org/stable/188943

Predictors of national differences in mathematics and science achievement of eighth grade students
http://www.gse.upenn.edu/cresp/pdfs/CRESP%20RR%202002-TIMSS2.pdf

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
http://nces.ed.gov/timss/

The number sense : how the mind creates mathematics. / Stanislas Dehaene 
Skyline Library book: QA141.D44 1997

 

Chapt. 9   KIPP /  summer school

“What It Takes to Make a Student.” Paul Tough. New York Times Magazine  November 26, 2006
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/26/magazine/26tough.html

“The Case for More School Days.” Michael Barrett. The Atlantic Monthly  Nov. 1990, 78-106.
http://www.theatlantic.com/past/politics/educatio/barr2f.htm

“Schools, Achievement, and Inequality: A Seasonal Perspective” Karl L. Alexander, Doris R. Entwisle & Linda S. Olson.  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v23 n2 p171-91 Sum 2001.  http://www.gse.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/uk/Alexander,%20Entwisdel,%20and%20Olson%20(2001).pdf