First of all: What does "ipsative" meen? In a nutshell, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipsative
Frogli would like to try to transfer the concept to Wikirating. First of all the person rating hast to choose which countries he would like to rate:
Now the system takes four arbitrary countries and ask the person rating which of the countries he thinks has the highest rating and which has the lowest rating:
1. South Africa (lowest)
2. France (highest)
You go through this process numerous times. Thus you can set up relations of on country to another.
In the end you will have a numeral order:
7. South Africa
Now the person has to allocate the ratings. But Japan for instance cannot be rated better then the US or worse than China. Or Wikirating could create a algorithm and allocate ratings.
Thus in his opinion this would create better and more realistic results.
|Posted by on 23 January 2012 at 00:08.|