May 1, 2012

First photo: a general test of how people taste varieties of sugar in cupcakes.

Second: the process of recording values from a non-excel data set— I traced the outlines of the bar chart and converted these heights to values. 

Third: interest in comparing the data set of “How happy were you yesterday?” vs. the overall “Overall, how happy are you these days?”

I decided to go with the simple set of “Overall, how happy are you these days?” because the report found that dataset to be more valuable, informative and true to the purpose of conducting studies on happiness. 

The “yesterday” data set, however, is reference in its own way in that when people taste cupcakes, many people’s (although not all) happiness immediately spikes— but it is a transient pleasure rather than a lasting pleasure.