Sometimes I have a few minutes where I can work, but I don’t feel like working. So I follow the blogroll, this time from here to here: Sabino Kornrich, Julie Brines, Katrina Leupp. Egalitarianism, Housework, and Sexual Frequency in Marriage American Sociological Review February 2013 vol. 78 no. 1 26-50 doi: 10.1177/0003122412472340 Data are from Wave […]
Kaiser points to this infoviz from MIT’s Technology Review: Kaiser writes: What makes the designer want to tilt the reader’s head? This chart is unreadable. It also fails the self-sufficiency test. All 13 data points are printed onto the chart. You really don’t need the axis, and the gridlines. A further design flaw is the […]
Adriana Lins de Albuquerque writes: Do you have any suggestions for the best way to represent multinominal logit results graphically? I am using stata. My reply: I don’t know from Stata, but here are my suggestions: 1. If the categories are unordered, break them up into a series of binary choices in a tree structure […]
There’s lots of overlap but I put each paper into only one category. Also, I’ve included work that has been published in 2013 as well as work that has been completed this year and might appear in 2014 or later. So you can can think of this list as representing roughly two years’ work. Political […]
Under the subject line “Blog bait!”, Brendan Nyhan points me to this post at the Washington Post blog: For 2013, we asked some of the year’s most interesting, important and influential thinkers to name their favorite graph of the year — and why they chose it. Here’s Bill Gates’s. Infographic by Thomas Porostocky for WIRED. […]
They didn’t have room for all four graphs of the time-series decomposition so they just displayed the date-of-year graph: They rotated so the graph fit better on the page. The rotation worked for me, but I was a bit bummed that that they put the title and heading of the graph (“The birthrate tends to […]
And now, here’s something that would make Ed Tufte spin in his . . . ummm, Tufte’s still around, actually, so let’s just say I don’t think he’d like it!
We haven’t had one of these in awhile, having mostly switched to the “chess trivia” and “bad p-values” genres of blogging . . . But I had to come back to the topic after receiving this note from Raghuveer Parthasarathy: Here’s another bad graph you might like. It might (arguably) be even worse than the […]
I received the following email from someone who would like to remain anonymous: A journal editor made me change all my figures into tables. I complied, but I sent along one of your papers on the topic of figures versus tables. I got the following email in response which I thought you’d find funny: Yes, […]
Jeremy Fox points us to this compilation of data visualizations in R that went wrong, in a way that ended up making them look like art. They are indeed wonderful.
Jeremy Fox writes: You’ve probably seen this [by Matthew Hankins]. . . . Everyone else on Twitter already has. It’s a graph of the frequency with which the phrase “marginally significant” occurs in association with different P values. Apparently it’s real data, from a Google Scholar search, though I haven’t tried to replicate the search […]