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First of all: What does "ipsative" meen? In a nutshell, see

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:


   South Africa

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)
    3. Japan
    4. Türkey

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:

    1. Germany
    2. Austria
    3. France
    4. USA
    5. Japan
    6. China
    7. South Africa
    8. Türkey

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.

Regards (Frogli)

Posted by on 23 January 2012 at 00:08.