[EM] RE : Re: EQTOP-MPO MAMPO example

Kevin Venzke stepjak at yahoo.fr
Wed Mar 28 07:16:23 PDT 2007


--- Paul Kislanko <jpkislanko at bellsouth.net> a écrit :
> Forest W Simmons wrote:
> >>re's the improved version of PG-MPO (for want of a better name):
> Ballots are range style.
> For each candidate X and each range level R, let A(X,R) be the number 
> of ballots on which X is rated at level R or above.<<
> Here's the problem with that. If R is not an ordinal rank, then in "range
> style" every voter has a potentially different definition for "R".
> Everything that follows in the description is either ambiguous or
> requires
> some kind of normalization for "R", which would introduce a method affect
> that is independent of the voter's choice.

Actually I think this criticism is reasonable even when R *is* an
ordinal rank. This is largely why I don't like Bucklin very much.

Kevin Venzke


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