Sexual orientation question

May 15, 2012

How to ask about sexual orientation and transgender status? The Feds are trying to figure it out.


Correlation and causation

April 26, 2012

What causes an increase in the price of gas? You might be surprised.


Who likes doing math in their head?

March 21, 2012

Me neither.


48% probability

March 20, 2012

Whether or not you agree with the general statement, you have to admit that 48% is awfully precise.


Survey Says

March 12, 2012

What a fantastic survey question.
http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2012/03/19/120319sh_shouts_frazier

Remember, always ask the surveyor specifics if you don’t understand the question.

Based on this: http://www.mainstreet.com/article/career/employment/5-americans-would-get-divorced-just-work-home


Subpopulation estimates

March 7, 2012

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-exit-polls-tell-the-story


Congressional concordance

March 2, 2012

I just learned about the website http://capitolwords.org which organizes the words used Congress (since ’96) and presents them in interesting ways.

For example, check out:
http://capitolwords.org/?terma=government+accountability+office&statea=&partya=&termb=general+accounting+office&stateb=&partyb=
http://capitolwords.org/state/DC/
http://capitolwords.org/term/peripatetic
http://capitolwords.org/?terma=love&termb=hate

Did you find any interesting word counts?