# The Blog

## Week 2 Homework for Data Viz Course

STEP 1: The Program

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STEP 2: Frequency distributions

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STEP 3: Narrative

1. Suicide Rates on the low-end (x<16) in third-world countries (income <= 40,000) is 0.0063%
2. Suicide Rates on the high-end (x>16) in third-world countries (income <= 40,000) is 0.0476%
3. Suicide Rates on the low-end (x<16) in third-world countries (income >= 40,000) is 0.5%
4. Suicide Rates on the high-end (x>16) in third-world countries (income >= 40,000) is UNKNOWN (program error)

Generally the data is showing that suicide rates are higher if income > 40,000.

## Holi

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## Those that say money doesn’t buy happiness don’t know where to shop

### Philosophy

Those that say money doesn’t buy happiness don’t know where to shop.

### Primary Research Question (Micro):

What is the correlation between suicide rates and income per capita?

Hypothesis:

Suicide rate decreases as income per capita increases.

Data Set & Description of Research Question:

After looking through the GapMinder codebook, I have decided that I am particularly interested in suicide rates. I want to study the correlation between suicide rates and income per capita (micro analysis).

Variables:

### Secondary Research Question (Macro):

What is the correlation between suicide rates and urbanization?

Hypothesis:

Suicide rate decreases as urbanization increases.

Data Set & Description of Research Question:

After looking through the GapMinder codebook, I have decided that I am particularly interested in suicide rates. I want to study the correlation between suicide rates and urbanization (macro analysis).

Variables:

### Tertiary Research Question (Macro, Opposite of Primary Question):

What is the correlation between suicide rates and employment rate?

Hypothesis:

Suicide rate increases as employment rate decreases.

Data Set & Description of Research Question:

After looking through the GapMinder codebook, I have decided that I am particularly interested in suicide rates. I want to study the correlation between suicide rates and employment rate.

Variables:

### Literature Review:

• Suicide rates increase as income per capita increases.

• Suicide rates increase as urbanization increases.

• Suicide rates increase as employment rate decreases.