Back at ya tonight and tomorrow with some serious VoIP stuff, but I try to do at least one "fun" post here a week on Friday. TGIF, ya know. But I don't want to wait. Well, as you know, Google Trends makes it possible for you to look up various search terms, and then get a proportionate rank of world and U. I remember reading an article that mentioned some folks use search engines such as Google to look for content of a sexual nature. With that in mind, I entered the search term "sex" into Google Trends and narrowed down the search field to specify U.
Low validity of Google Trends for behavioral forecasting of national suicide rates
Sex And Psychology
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On its home page, Google Trends offers a number of sample searches. Some of them can be interesting — like the recent one showing that "blogs" is now searched more often than "magazines" — but I found most of them to be too general. It's much more fun to do your own. To look at the search history of a single term, simply enter it into the window Google provides and hit return. The data goes back to the beginning of
The data files processed Google Trends time series data are available from the figshare database Utilized suicide statistics are available from the respective sources as stated in the manuscript. Recent research suggests that search volumes of the most popular search engine worldwide, Google, provided via Google Trends, could be associated with national suicide rates in the USA, UK, and some Asian countries. However, search volumes have mostly been studied in an ad hoc fashion, without controls for spurious associations.