An Incredibly Detailed Super Statistical Hunger Games Survival Analysis

| April 15, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Brett Keller created an incredibly detailed view of The Hunger Games survival analysis for Jezebel.com. He describes it this way:

Whenever a new fad  takes over pop culture, social scientists take note. They host conferences, teach courses, and write popular pieces trying to tie the newest thing to their favorite area of research. Consider this post a humble attempt to take that trend to its epic, nerdtastic next level.

As a student of epidemiology and economics I feel duty-bound to apply my cursory knowledge of statistics to the novel natural cohort presented in the Hunger Games novel, as documented by author Suzanne Collins. I present a Hunger Games survival analysis: in a Cox proportional hazards model, which covariates are associated with the odds (or hazard ratios) being ever in your favor? A taste of what’s to come:

 

If you would like to read more click HERE. It really is quite an interesting read. The article contains some easy to read graphs.

 

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  1. Jabber jay says:

    What does it mean?

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