[EM] Interesting use of Borda count

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Mon Jan 28 12:30:37 PST 2002

On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Steve Barney wrote in part:

> Ironically, perhaps part of the problem is that the math department, or liberal
> arts department, is using something like the plurality method to decide on
> which textbooks to use. A better method, perhaps the Borda Count, might yield a
> better result. Such departmental decision making is a frequent theme in Saari
> books.
> Steve Barney

There are plenty of available texts; that's not the problem. Neither is
the selection method the biggest problem.  The only real problem is that
most math instructors know next to nothing about election methods.\


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