Abraham, Jon P.
Posterro, Barry John
This project, sponsored by The Hanover Insurance Group, is a preliminary investigation into whether social media information can be used as a statistically significant factor in modeling workers’ compensation claim severity in the restaurant and food services industry. Factors including the existence of a website, Yelp page, or TripAdvisor page, were considered in this investigation. Through analysis of these social media variables, we created a generalized linear model of claim severity. While the specific data that we gathered and analyzed did not hold any predictive power, we still believe that social media is a worthwhile field to pursue, but in a different capacity.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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