[EM] Re: Ratings as a standard

Bart Ingles bartman at netgate.net
Sat Feb 12 11:43:26 PST 2000

Either would work.  Since I only advocate ratings for constructing
examples or thought experiments, usability is not really a factor.

DEMOREP1 at aol.com wrote:
> I would suggest that John./Mary Q. Voter would rate candidates plus 100
> percent to minus 100 percent.
> Due to problems with negative numbers among folks who have not had (or
> forgotten) algebra regarding negative numbers, I would suggest staying with
> the old reliable 100 to 0 scale (if scales are to used at all) or a scale
> with twice the number of choices (to allow above average and below average
> ratings).
> Example- 5 choices
> Scale 10 to 1-- 10 to 6 above average, 5 to 1 below average

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