Articles by Diego

Corruption indicators in Mexico

February 18, 2010 | Diego

As you can see there is only a slight positive correlation between the corruption index of the Mexican chapter of Transparency International and the percentage of students who cheated on the Grade 6 ENLACE test*. What I find surprising is that there is... [Read more...]

Another Visualization of Unemployment

December 24, 2009 | Diego

One of the problems with choropleths is that, as explained by Hadley Wickham in this presentation, big states tend to draw more attention because of their size, but they also tend to have a low population Density. For example, Mexico City, the capital ... [Read more...]

Visualizing Unemployment in Mexico

December 22, 2009 | Diego

What has been the impact of the economic crisis on employment? And how has it affected the different regions of Mexico? To answer the questions the first step was to obtain the unemployment data from the Banco de Información Económica at the INEGI. ... [Read more...]

The unmarried parenthood rate in Mexico

December 18, 2009 | Diego

Using data from the INEGI I calculated the percentage of births who were born outside of marriage in Mexico and compared it to the Hispanic rate in the US. They are basically the same. There’s been a gigantic increase that’s slouching towards 50% a... [Read more...]

Use anchoring to lose years off your age

November 21, 2008 | Diego

It is well known in psychology that the way a question is asked can strongly influence the answer. For example, if you spin a random number wheel and later have people guess the proportion of United Nations countries that are African, their answers clo... [Read more...]

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