In Fall 2018 I wrote my senior capstone for statistics with Katya Kelly about minorities in MasterChef Junior.
We were interested in doing a survival analysis of minority contestants with and without a female judge. We generally found that female contestants do better with a female judge, but the effect is not as strong for racial minorities.
Here’s a plot of our survival model based on the gender of the contestant:
And the plot of our survival model based on the race of the contestant:
You can read our paper or wait for our blog post about it! We loved doing the project and learned a ton in the process. We hope you enjoy reading it!comments powered by Disqus