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Majority JudgmentMeasuring, Ranking, and Electing$
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Michel Balinski and Rida Laraki

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015134

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015134.001.0001

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Judging in Practice

Judging in Practice

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(p.129) 7 Judging in Practice
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Majority Judgment
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Michel Balinski

Rida Laraki

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015134.003.0007

This chapter presents mechanisms that help in transforming scores, measures, or grades of judges into the jury’s scores to determine the final rankings in wine, figure skating, diving, and other competitions. It also focuses on the common languages used by judges in permitting meaningful measurement in these competitions. The chapter discusses how these mechanisms are applied when evaluating and ranking students in their examinations, essays, and class performances, and also when evaluating and ranking employees, musicians, divers, and skaters in related competitions. It also describes how a quality-of-life index is prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit in which rankings are given to specific countries. It is demonstrated in theory and practice that different approaches are used by judges in assigning scores to an individual competitor when they combine them in the competitor’s total jury score.

Keywords:   judges, rankings, students, sports competitions, quality of life, Economist Intelligence Unit, judges

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