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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:03 AM
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I Need Help Deciding How to Best Weigh Poll Results. Help!
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 10:04 AM by Crisco
This is a web project I'm doing. A poll for people to vote for their favorite albums of the year by giving us their top 5, by rank.

Proposed weighting #1:

Ranking total * number of times it's mentioned overall

Proposed weighting #2:

Ranking total * (number of times it's mentioned overall / 2)

Proposed weighting #3:

Ranking total


Proposed weighting #4:

Ranking total * (number of times it's mentioned overall / some number other than two)


Which seems the most accurate to arrive at a copacetic number?
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:52 AM
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1. apparently we have no statistics experts here
I would ask my boss, but he seems to have disappeared from the floor at present.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:04 PM
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2. Yeah, I Noticed
Bummer.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:19 PM
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3. All I saw was "weigh", so I ran away from the post.
:D

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