A New Way to Analyze Paired Comparison Rules

  title={A New Way to Analyze Paired Comparison Rules},
  author={Donald G. Saari},
  journal={Math. Oper. Res.},
  • D. Saari
  • Published 6 January 2014
  • Physics
  • Math. Oper. Res.
The importance of “paired comparisons” has led to the development of several approaches. Missing is a common analytical way to compare techniques and explain properties. To do so, the approach developed here creates a “data space” coordinate system where data aspects that satisfy a strong transitivity condition are separated from those that represent “noise” as characterized by cyclic effects. With this system, paired comparison rules can be compared and paradoxical behavior explained. 

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