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Simple network diagrams in R

June 12, 2012 | Social data blog

Why study networks? Development and aid projects these days are more and more often focussing on supporting networks, so tools to analyse networks are always welcome. In this post I am going to present a very easy-to-use package for the stat... [Read more...]

Heatmap tables

January 7, 2011 | Social data blog

I blogged earlier ( about the well-known risks of implying a continuous data scale in a graph where there isn't one. I just produced this alternative in the form of a heatmap table...
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Boxplots or raw data graphs?

October 14, 2010 | Social data blog

We recently had a dilemma for an OSI publication about the design for the graphs. There will be dozens of these graphs showing the mean score on a given variable for nearly 11000 parents from 10 countries. This example is for household wealt...
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What is wrong with this graph?

September 28, 2010 | Social data blog

This is a graph from our surveys with the University of Munich in B&H about ten years ago.(Click on it to see a large version.) In previous presentations (but not in peer-reviewed journals) I have talked about the peak on the subscale ...
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Problems with R

September 20, 2010 | Social data blog

Struggling for two whole days to do some not-terribly-advanced repeated-measures analysis of variance in R. Probably my worst experience with R so far and really an example of where R could do with some centralisation of effort. I have explo... [Read more...]

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