[EM] Majority-Judgement using adjectives versus alphabetical scales versus numerical ranges.
elections at jenningsstory.com
Thu Dec 6 16:27:11 PST 2012
I'm in the U.S. Even here, where the standard educational scale is
alphabetical, I much prefer actual adjectives for the grades:
Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor, Reject
MJ works best when the voters, as much as possible, have a shared
understanding of the actual meaning of the grades. With grading curves and
grade inflation, I feel that the A-F scale is not good enough as a "common
language" across our culture anymore.
On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM, ⸘Ŭalabio‽ <Walabio at macosx.com> wrote:
> ¿How fare you?
> Yesterday, I noted that Majority-Judgements does not work if we
> have too many adjectives because we have only so many adjectives and voters
> might confuse adjectives too close in meaning.. ¿Would an alphabetical
> scale be acceptable?:
> In the United States of America, we grade students using letters:
> I have 2 questions grading candidates on this scale. 1 question
> is for people not in the United States of America. The other question is
> for everyone:
> People outside the United States of America:
> ¿Do you Understand this Scale?
> For everyone:
> ¿Is this scale acceptable to you?
> Followup question:
> If this scale is not acceptable to you, ¿why is it not acceptable
> to you?
> With 15 grades, this scale is not very different from the
> numerical ranges of 0 to 9 or negative -9 to positive +9. This raises the
> ¿Why not just use the ranges 0 to 9 or negative -9 to positive +9
> “⸘Ŭalabio‽” <Walabio at MacOSX.Com>
> An IntactWiki:
> “You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to
> your own facts.”
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