There is often a lot of interest in the general community for viewing adjusting medal tallies to account for say population size, country wealth and number of athletes. However, most news articles use very basic approaches and don't consider potentially non-linear relationships between medal tallies and other variables. This project will develop a principled statistical method for performing the adjustment that more accurately model's dependencies in the data.
- Scraping data off the internet for recent Commonwealth and Olympic games
- Develop statistical model that accurately captures relationship between medal counts and the other key variables
- Write up results
- A statistical model that accurately captures relationship between medal counts and the other key variables.
- This project can lead into an honours degree. If so, it might be possible to publish the results in a journal or news outlet.
Skills and experience
Statistical modelling, regression analysis and statistical inference (desired)
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