[EM] High Resolution Inferred Approval version of ASM
voting at ukscientists.com
Tue Jun 25 15:59:18 PDT 2019
Give me a little credit. I am well aware of the distinction you make.
Which implies I think it is irrelevant. Whether the voters control the
distribution of weighting among the candidates, those scores, like in a
points system, will still count against each other. Something to do with
On 25/06/2019 08:21, Toby Pereira wrote:
> The drawback you talk about applies to ranked-ballot systems that
> convert ranks into points, such as Borda because of the assumptions
> made about what a voter's positional rank of a candidate means.
> However, it is not relevant to score/range voting where the voters
> pick the scores for each candidate themselves. There is no such
> assumption made in score voting.
> Score voting may have other drawbacks, but they are not the same as
> the drawbacks of Borda. They are completely different methods with
> different philosophies and should not be conflated.
> "But the point is they are all assumptions. This is the basic drawback
> to score voting systems" is a statement made as a result of such a
> conflation and is wrong.
> On Mon, 24 Jun 2019 at 19:39, Richard Lung
> <voting at ukscientists.com> wrote:
> Thankyou for asking.
> It's standard statistics. I refered to it occasionally over the
> To give a more representative summary of classes of data, they may
> be weighted. If no accurate information is available, the weights
> to respective classes may be assumed. Hence Borda method fits the
> statistical description, weighting in arithmetic progression. JFS
> Ross, Elections and Electors, 1955, suggested that the weighting
> would be more realistic using the geometric mean. This would be
> weighting in geometric progression. The British broadcaster Robin
> Day favored weighting in harmonic progression!
> But the point is they are all assumptions. This is the basic
> drawback to score voting systems.
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