Browser-IQ-Study: Still using Internet Explorer? Well… [update: It's a hox]

[update] Angeblich soll die Studie ein Fake sein, schreiben sie sogar auf ihrer eigenen Website. Kann ich irgendwie gar nicht glauben.

Ursprüngliches Posting:

Schöne Studie von AptiQuant, nach eigenen Angaben sowas wie „a world leader in the field of online psychometric testing“. Die haben jetzt eine Studie über die Korrelation von Intelligenzquotient und dem verwendetetn Browser herausgegeben und, um’s mal wohlwollend zu formulieren, Internet Explorer-User kommen dabei nicht so wirklich gut weg.

Aus der Studie:


Figure 2: Browser percentage usage by percentile.

From the graph in Figure 2, one can see that in the 0 percentile group (the group with the lowest IQ score) about 34% of the subjects use IE version 7.0 and this usage comes down to less than 4% in subjects with a 99 percentile (the group with the highest IQ score). Similarly IE version 6.0 comes down from about 12% to 0% as we move from left to right on the IQ scale. In a sharp contrast Opera, IE with Chrome Frame and Camino go from 0% to 10%, 6% and 3% respectively, implying that individuals with a higher IQ score use them.

Conclusion
The study showed a substantial relationship between an individual’s cognitive ability and their choice of web browser. From the test results, it is a clear indication that individuals on the lower side of the IQ scale tend to resist a change/upgrade of their browsers. This hypothesis can be extended to any software in general, however more research is needed for that, which is a potential future work as an extension to this report.

Hier das PDF: Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Browser Usage – Measuring the Effects of Cognitive Ability on the Choice of Web Browser. (via MeFi)