Exploratory Data Analysis: Covariation of Two Categorical Variables

Missing Migrants Project In the past few years, there has been a huge refugee crisis worldwide as migrants leave their home countries in hopes of better lives. They leave their homes for a variety of reasons from natural disasters, poverty, violence and war to being dissatisfied with the state of their country. Unfortunately, not all migrants make it to their destination as many go missing and die along the way. This led to the Missing Migrants Project which tracks the deaths of migrants, including refugees, who have gone missing along major migration routes worldwide. Data like this is important because … Continue reading Exploratory Data Analysis: Covariation of Two Categorical Variables

Exploratory Data Analysis: Covariation of Two Continuous Variables

Freedom and Happiness This week I came across the World Happiness Report, an annual survey which represents 156 of the world’s countries and how happy the citizens of these countries perceive themselves to be. The report calculates positive and negative emotion based on six key explanatory factors: social support, freedom, corruption, generosity, GDP and life expectancy. I want to explore the correlation between freedom, the freedom to make life choices, and positive affect, the measure of positive emotion. More specifically, I want to see which countries have the happiest citizens and which countries do not based on the freedom that … Continue reading Exploratory Data Analysis: Covariation of Two Continuous Variables