Event Title

COVID-19 and Global Freedom

Session Number

Project ID: BHVSO 15

Advisor(s)

Patrick Kearney, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Start Date

20-4-2022 10:05 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 10:20 AM

Abstract

This project is a continuation of a project of the same name from the previous year. Last year’s project failed to find correlations between the effects of the pandemic and trends in Freedom Scores, as measures by Freedom House’s Freedom in the World (FIW) index. However, given that the pandemic continues to change in its nature, and given that more long-term effects of the pandemic can be seen now than during the time of the previous project, further analysis is warranted.

This year, new measures that have been affected by the pandemic, such as vaccination rates, have been included in analysis. The project also aims to conduct analysis on a regional scale in addition to country-by-country analysis, to avoid the possibility of large-scale, regional trends being negated in significance by the presence of measurements for every nation in analysis. All data has been updated to the beginning of 2022, and all analysis is conducted using the R programming language and R Studio text editor.

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COVID-19 and Global Freedom

This project is a continuation of a project of the same name from the previous year. Last year’s project failed to find correlations between the effects of the pandemic and trends in Freedom Scores, as measures by Freedom House’s Freedom in the World (FIW) index. However, given that the pandemic continues to change in its nature, and given that more long-term effects of the pandemic can be seen now than during the time of the previous project, further analysis is warranted.

This year, new measures that have been affected by the pandemic, such as vaccination rates, have been included in analysis. The project also aims to conduct analysis on a regional scale in addition to country-by-country analysis, to avoid the possibility of large-scale, regional trends being negated in significance by the presence of measurements for every nation in analysis. All data has been updated to the beginning of 2022, and all analysis is conducted using the R programming language and R Studio text editor.