This is the 12th of several connected topics organized around chapters in Regression Modeling Strategies. The purposes of these topics are to introduce key concepts in the chapter and to provide a place for questions, answers, and discussion around the chapter’s topics.
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Elinder & Erixson (2012, PNAS) provide the data on 18 maritime disasters since 1855, including the Titanic. They provide the data, over 15,000 cases & 17 variables (free at PNAS: https://www.pnas.org/content/109/33/13220). The Titanic is one of two disasters (the HMS Birkenhead is the other) in which female survival is greater than males From the abstract: “Women have a distinct survival disadvantage compared with men. Captains and crew survive at a significantly higher rate than passengers….Taken together, our findings show that human behavior in life-and-death situations is best captured by the expression “every man for himself.””