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Old 02-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default How A Ratings Service Can Deal With Subjectivity

Evaluations from reader services can be ruined by subjectivity creeping into the results. Ratings that range broadly, for example, 3-9 or 4-9, don't yield a valid result. The science of statistics deals with how to arrange scores, numbers in a way to find the truth. It handles skewed numbers in an understandable way. The science can handle a series of running numbers or all numbers reported at one time. I had statistics in college and know it can be very helpful. A good mathematical model would compute averages, and "typical" results to get at the truth. Such a system could easily handle reader subjectivity. It might compute averages, or eliminate skewed results. For example, the model could state so many scores fall outside a typical range, and are either eliminated totally or given a low weight in a computed final score.

I suggest any reader ratings service would be wise to consult with a statistician to develop a mathematicaL model to analyze ratings, so a more valid score or sum rating is produced.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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... Are you trolling us?
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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24 posts about the same thing isn't statistically significant. You should have at least another 100 posts about this before we can rule out variance and outliers of your posts.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:07 AM   #4
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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24 posts about the same thing isn't statistically significant. You should have at least another 100 posts about this before we can rule out variance and outliers of your posts.
LOL...too clever
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:41 AM   #6
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I'm suggesting a scientific approach to deal with numbers that industry, researchers, and scientists use every day. The science of statistics is a well established tool, an area of study not to be taken lightly. It can handle lower numbers, high numbers, and series of running numbers. It can be used here and developed specifically for reader evaluations and produce a much need boost in the validity of ratings.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:43 AM   #7
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Restate my assumptions: One, Mathematics is the language of nature. Two, Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. Three: If you graph the numbers of any system, patterns emerge. Therefore, there are patterns everywhere in nature. Evidence: The cycling of disease epidemics;the wax and wane of caribou populations; sun spot cycles; the rise and fall of the Nile. So, what about script rating subjectivity? The universe of numbers that represents the movie economy. Millions of hands at work, billions of minds. A vast network, screaming with life. An organism. A natural organism. My hypothesis: Within the script market, there is a pattern as well... Right in front of me... hiding behind the numbers. Always has been.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:56 AM   #8
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I sure as hell aint taking maths advice from someone who can't put two and two together.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:40 PM   #9
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The only way to be fair is to raffle off free representation.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #10
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You are literally calculating more. CALCULATE LESS.

And stop starting threads about calculating.
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