Titanic: A Statistical Exploration

  • Titanic: A Statistical Exploration

    Sandra Takis
    The tremendously popular movie Titanic has rejuvenated interest in the Titanic and its passengers. Students are particularly captivated by the story and by the people involved. Consequently, when I was preparing to explore categorical data and the chisquare distribution with my class, I decided to use the available data about the Titanic’s passengers to interest students in these topics. The activities that I incorporated into my statistics class and gives additional resources for collecting information about the Titanic.