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Statistical comparison of aggregation rules for votes

  • Truchon, Michel
  • Gordon, Stephen

If individual voters observe the true ranking on a set of alternatives with error, then the problem of aggregating their observations is one of statistical inference. This study develops a statistical methodology that can be used to evaluate the properties of a given voting or aggregation rule. These techniques are then applied to some well-known rules.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

Volume (Year): 57 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 199-212

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