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ERIC Number: EJ1106858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9986
Decision Theory Applied to Selecting the Winners, Ranking, and Classification
Longford, Nicholas Tibor
Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, v41 n4 p420-442 Aug 2016
We address the problem of selecting the best of a set of units based on a criterion variable, when its value is recorded for every unit subject to estimation, measurement, or another source of error. The solution is constructed in a decision-theoretical framework, incorporating the consequences (ramifications) of the various kinds of error that can be committed. The related problems of classifying the units to a small number of groups and ranking them are solved by a similar approach. An application is presented involving retention rates in the undergraduate courses of a university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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