All posts by Kent Kroeger

An important question remains unanswered about Trump and Russia

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source NuQum.com, May 21, 2020)

Final Thoughts

APPENDIX: Cable News Coverage of the Michael Flynn Story (5/6/20 to 5/19/20)

 

Our need for control has been shaken by the coronavirus

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, May 18, 2020)

Is the U.S. (& the world) controlling the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?

Graph by Kent R. Kroeger (NuQum.com)

Graph by Kent R. Kroeger (NuQum.com)

Should the data make us optimistic or pessimistic?

Source: Johns Hopkins University (CSSE)

Source: Johns Hopkins University (CSSE)

 

“The Force Awakens” did the most damage to the Star Wars brand, not the “The Last Jedi”

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, May 13, 2020)

Where did Disney go wrong with their Star Wars trilogy?

Fear not Star Wars fans. The franchise is wounded, not dead.

Source: Wikipedia

Graph by Kent R. Kroeger (NuQum.com)

Are the big science fiction franchises collapsing in the Era of ‘Wokeness’?

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, May 10, 2020)

A female-centric Star Wars TV series?

Google Trends for Star Wars, Star Trek, and Doctor Who (as well as Marvel Comics)

Graphic by Kent R. Kroeger (NuQum.com)

Graphic by Kent R. Kroeger (NuQum.com)

Graphic by Kent R. Kroeger (NuQum.com)

Graphic by Kent R. Kroeger (NuQum.com)

Know and respect your audience

My personal view on why these Sci-Fi franchises are teetering

APPENDIX: Other Google Trend Graphs

 

Graph by Kent R. Kroeger (NuQum.com)

Graph by Kent R. Kroeger (NuQum.com)

 

Are the coronavirus lockdowns working?

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, May 5, 2020)

Have Statewide Lockdowns Helped?

Can we compare COVID-19 case and death numbers between states?

Graphic by Kent R. Kroeger

After controlling for population density (and other factors), what can we say about statewide lockdowns to control COVID-19?

A Path Model for COVID-19 Cases and Deaths for U.S. States & D.C.

Interpretation of Results

APPENDIX: The Path Model Estimation Output

Model Set-up in JASP

Model Estimation Output

 

The problem I have with Joe Biden’s problems

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, May 2, 2020)

Source: Reuters

 

Are red states outperforming blue states in controlling the coronavirus?

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, April 21, 2020)

State-level coronavirus numbers are not easily comparable (but that won’t stop me)

Data Source: Johns Hopkins University — CSSE (Chart by Kent R. Kroeger)

Data Source: Johns Hopkins University — CSSE (Chart by Kent R. Kroeger)

Data Source: Johns Hopkins University — CSSE (Chart by Kent R. Kroeger)

Data Source: Johns Hopkins University — CSSE (Chart by Kent R. Kroeger)

Methodological Note: The dependent variable (Deaths per 100K) and Pop. Density were log transformed

States above the line

States below the line

APPENDIX: Model Diagnostic Information

Hospital beds & restraining individual rights may be the key to reducing coronavirus mortality rates

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, April 15, 2020)

The Research Question

The Dependent Variable

The Countries Analyzed

Estimation Methods and Software

The Results

Data used in the linear model were weighted by population size

Data used in the linear model were weighted by population size

Data used in the linear model were weighted by population size

Final Thoughts

APPENDIX

Data used in the linear model were weighted by population size

Data used in the linear model were weighted by population size

Don’t be seduced by the numbers and charts measuring the coronavirus — they are all wrong (including mine)

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, April 12, 2020)

Has the type of health care system or type of government mattered during the coronavirus pandemic?

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, April 9, 2020)

Data Source: World Health Organization (as of 7 APR 2020)

Final thoughts

APPENDIX: The Linear Models

 

The Politics of Coronavirus Testing

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, April 2, 2020)

Data source: The COVID Tracking Project

APPENDIX:

A Linear Model of State-level Coronavirus Testing

 

The coronavirus may have made the 2020 election a fait accompli

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, March 27, 2020)

Source: RealClearPolitics.com

 

It is (far) too soon to compare the coronavirus to other pandemics

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, March 26, 2020)

Source: JHU (CSSE)

Source: Nicholas LePan (VisualCapitalist.com)

U.S. under-counts coronavirus cases

By Kent R. Kroeger (Source: NuQum.com, March 23, 2020)

The Results

How to read the chart: Countries above the line had predicted values higher than actual values; countries below the line had predicted values lower than the actual values. Countries in bold are significant outliers.

How to read the chart: Countries above the line had predicted values higher than actual values; countries below the line had predicted values lower than the actual values. Countries in bold are significant outliers.

Data Sources: WHO, ourworldindata.org (Analysis by Kent R. Kroeger)

APPENDIX:

Variables

Linear regression models

Regression analysis run in JASP by Kent R. Kroeger

Regression analysis run in JASP by Kent R. Kroeger

Residual plots