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House, M.D.

The dataset of the Statistical "Which Character" Personality Quiz includes characters from the fictional universe of House, M.D..


The dataset has 6 characters from this universe. They are ordered in the list below by their notability (see Note 1).

Notability Name
91.4Dr. Gregory House
78.5Dr. Lisa Cuddy
77.5Dr. James Wilson
67.7Dr. Eric Foreman
63.8Dr. Allison Cameron
56.1Dr. Robert Chase

To see how each character was rated by users, view their individual page.


The graph below shows what percent of people selected this universe as something they knew well enough to rate characters from by the age of the user (for users between 13 and 60 years of age).


As part of the survey where they rated characters, users were also asked the question "How do you rate House, M.D.?". The distribution of their responses are below.

# Response Count
1 It's the worst 3
2 It's bad 12
3 It's okay 322
4 It's good 1832
5 It's my favorite 540

This gives it an average score of 4.07 / 5. Making it 68th out of the 342 universes in the dataset ordered by rating.

The average rating may be hard to generalize though, the users of one online personality quiz could not be representative of the population in important ways. And there are some very obvious things you can point to: users of this quiz are more likely to be young and more likely to be women.

There are several different ways that average ratings can be broken down. Here are average scores by gender:

Gender Average rating
Male 4.04
Female 4.08

The responses to the personality quiz can also be cross referenced with the universe ratings to see how personality affects it. The table below show the correlation between a user's response to a specific self report item and their rating of this universe.

Item Correlation with rating n
genius (not dunce)0.07312886
wild (not tame)0.06712283
sarcastic (not genuine)0.06222299
scientific (not artistic)0.0562370
poisonous (not nurturing)0.05452841
bossy (not meek)0.05152880
selfish (not altruistic)0.03952850
logical (not emotional)0.03872945
demonic (not angelic)0.03822842
creepy (not disarming)0.03762860
ivory-tower (not blue-collar)0.03492837
rebellious (not obedient)0.03242893
orderly (not chaotic)0.03142884
haunted (not blissful)0.02852249
high-tech (not low-tech)0.02662296
stylish (not slovenly)0.02572898
alpha (not beta)0.02232841
deep (not shallow)0.02052929
sober (not indulgent)0.02042846
nerd (not jock)0.01992875
mature (not juvenile)0.01952219
intimate (not formal)0.01482897
outlaw (not sheriff)0.01392851
strict (not lenient)0.01352934
deranged (not reasonable)0.01332893
arcane (not mainstream)0.01232867
lavish (not frugal)0.0122846
charming (not awkward)0.01162957
feminine (not masculine)0.01072973
social (not reclusive)0.01012847
feisty (not gracious)0.00872849
adventurous (not stick-in-the-mud)0.00362851
traitorous (not loyal)0.0032947
conventional (not creative)0.00162969
skeptical (not spiritual)0.00032933
stinky (not fresh)0.00032842

How these items predict the ratings for this universe can be compared to how the same items predict the ratings of other universes. The universes with the most similar patterns on the predictors are:


  1. Notability is computed as the average of 204: important (not irrelevant) and 401: main character (not side character).
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