Adaptation and Validation of a Computer Ranking for Partially Ordered Data
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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In 1957 L. R. Ford, Jr., developed a procedure that would produce a rank-order of objects from subjective judgments. Standard procedures usually require that the number of comparisons between any given pair of objects be equal to the number between any other pair. This method does not require any specific number of comparisons between pairs, and it allows that there be missing data. A computer program was developed utilizing Fords technique. This study adapted the program for use on the IBM 36067 and evaluated the validity of the program and model which appeared good. Applications for the use of such a program in the Navy were cited.
- Statistics and Probability