Health and Social Issues

Why you should continue to listen to music, read good books, and post funny videos

By |2020-03-24T14:51:42+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Health and Social Issues|

Why you should continue to listen to music, read good books, and post funny videos As I sit sequestered in my home with my wife and dog, I find myself sucked into a funk as every conversation, news article, twitter post, etc., is about the Coronavirus. Right now, music, TV, books, and work all [...]

Visual Ranking within a Category

By |2014-05-23T08:01:35+00:00May 23rd, 2014|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Health and Social Issues, Visualizing Survey Data|

Overview I’ve had a spate of requests from clients to show how survey responses rank across different categories and I’ve come up with a way that makes it very easy to see where the big stories are. Note that this approach works for any measure that can be ranked, not just survey responses. Let’s see [...]

Just what is it with Texas?

By |2012-02-06T17:36:07+00:00February 6th, 2012|Health and Social Issues|

Overview I really am not “out to get” Texas.  Yes, I have previously published a visual study tracking STDs, HIV, and AIDS in Texas, which in turn led to some blog posts on the subject, but one of the main reasons for focusing on Texas was that the data I needed were readily available and [...]

Is Trouble Brewing in Texas?

By |2011-09-21T15:40:21+00:00September 21st, 2011|Health and Social Issues|

What’s Going to Happen when the Clinics Close? I’ve had a lot of conversations this past week regarding my data visualization tracking STDs, HIV, and AIDS in Texas from 2006 to 2010 (see http://bit.ly/r57qeR.) One of the bigger questions that may have been overlooked in my accompanying blog post is what is going to happen [...]

Tracking STDs, HIV and AIDS in Texas

By |2011-09-16T22:45:49+00:00September 16th, 2011|Health and Social Issues|

Overview The Texas State Legislature’s recent and sweeping funding cuts to all family planning organizations – including the complete defunding of Planned Parenthood – has lead Data Revelations to examine historical data on sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV / AIDS and suggest what the case count and incidence rates will look like in the near [...]

Hopefulness and Hopelessness – Voices of the Vulnerable During Economic Crisis

By |2011-07-25T17:03:05+00:00July 25th, 2011|Health and Social Issues|

Overview Last year, UN Global Pulse launched a large-scale mobile phone-based survey that asked people from India, Iran, Mexico, Uganda, and Ukraine how they were dealing with the effects of the global economic crisis. The survey (conducted from May-August 2010) asked two multiple choice and three open-ended questions focusing on economic perceptions. Note: The fully [...]