July 3, 2013

Older data blog posts now free to view

Awhile ago I had a separate blog for more data-intensive posts -- Patterns in science and culture.

I tried supplementing my meager summer income by asking $10 to sign up for 10 long-ish posts. Data-based projects really do take awhile to think up, research, collect and analyze the data, make charts, and write it up in prose.

It's been over three years since the last post, so it feels like the right thing to just open it up. There are 39 posts in all, most of them on the long side, all data-and-analysis, no essays. There's an incomplete table of contents in the top right, but it would probably be easier to navigate by clicking on the year in the  "Blog Archive" box on the right, then click each month and skim the list of titles that show up. They're tagged for themes as well.

The sources I drew on were the usual -- anything that could tell a good story. There's the General Social Survey, the archives of the NYT / Harvard Crimson / JSTOR, not to mention the cornucopia of the Statistical Abstract of the United States (RIP).

And the topics covered were the usual -- what you always wanted to see some hard data on, but could never find the story written up anywhere. Broader than what I focus on now, but less... well, focused. The age of British War Secretaries over time, how religiosity and teen pregnancy are related, season of birth effects for musical tastes, how current climate affects black IQ, and so on and so forth.

If you like data-based posts, it should keep you busy for awhile.

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