While our most popular content is usually our interactive tools, the bread and butter of this site is our research and data. Find esoteric data sets, reference materials, and more than a few proxy data series in these original research posts.
The DQYDJ Bookstack
The bulk of our popular content is research posts. We have hundreds of posts in this vein on DQYDJ (more than those we’re highlighting on this page).
Some of these posts contain downloadable or copyable data sets, others are just a snapshot at some point in time. Still more are research on interesting topics – such as our paradox and bias series.
Ready to get lost in our archives? Have fun with the research posts!
We like to ask questions that matter – and a fair amount of questions that don’t. Here’s most of the economic research we’ve embarked on over the years, on everything from net worth, income, and retirement to weekly hours of work.
When you evaluate your own investments, you naturally wonder about the relationship between various indices and indicators. In our time with DQYDJ we’ve taken a look at some of those relationships… to varying degrees of success.
Outside of your investments, a holistic approach to your finances requires a focus on… well, finances. Whether it’s the tax code, retirement planning, or the shape of earnings over a career we’ve got you covered.
Personal research entails looking at scenarios which you might face as an individual. Here we highlight research on topics like side jobs, gambling, and having a high savings rate.
|Calculate Savings Rate||Buy Many Lottery Tickets?||Common Side Jobs||Earn from Side Jobs|
|Time at Side Jobs||Why Work Side Jobs?||Can You Beat the Lottery?||Beating Game Shows|
Bias, Paradox, and Illusion Research
The key to oh so many things is to understand yourself. Humans aren’t perfectly rational or efficient; we take shortcuts and apply heuristics which often lead us astray. These posts look at some of our shortcomings and blind spots in the form of illusions, biases, and paradoxes.
|Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon||Lottery Insurance Paradox||Round Number Bias||Survivorship Bias|
|Clustering Illusion||Ostrich Effect||Simpson’s Paradox||Signs of Ponzis/Pyramid Schemes|
|Dunning-Kruger Effect||Imposter Syndrome||Paradox of Choice|
For now, we usually expose our demographic research in calculators and tools. However, we have done extensive research on developers – a profession close to our hearts.
|Developers in America & State (2016)||Developers per Zip Code (2016)||Developers per County (2016)||Developers per City (2016)|
When we couldn’t find an appropriate category, we cheated and put our research in the random section. Have at it!
|Winner 2016 Rio Olympics||Winner 2014 Sochi Olympics||Winner 2012 London Olympics||How Many Faithless Electors Were There in 2016?|
|How Much Lying Online?||Gamifying Online Reviews|
So Many Numbers, So Little Time
The nice thing about the internet is we’ll never run out of interesting data to slice and numbers to run. Even Don’t Quit Your Day Job… itself generates fun numbers for us to take some deep dives.
Make sure you keep visiting this page, and perhaps more importantly – let us know which topics you’re most interested in learning more about.