ERIC Number: ED218108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Measures of Voting Unity. Applications of Probability to the Social Sciences. Modules and Monographs in Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications Project. UMAP Units 271a, b, c.
Nevison, Christopher H.
The Rice Index is the first measure of voting unity devised. It is noted that this measure was developed on an ad hoc basis for use in rather rough comparisons. This measure is carefully assessed, and is noted to have the virtue of simplicity, useful in certain situations, but associated with certain problems when it is used for a more detailed analysis. Two other measures of voting unity are called The Probability of Agreement Measure and The Alpha-Index. Each measure is presented with exercises, theoretical problems, and a bibliography. Solutions to the exercises and problems are provided. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.