My name is Joe Noonan, and I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in Political Science at Uppsala University. Before starting the program, I worked as an Associate Program Officer at International IDEA, where I worked with International IDEA’s measurement of democracy the Global State of Democracy Indices. I also have experience working with data analysis for public opinion organizations. I plan to post some of the loose thoughts, ideas and analysis that I have on this page as I try and formulate my master’s thesis. I do all my data management and analysis in R.