Modeling and Correcting Bias in Sequential Evaluation

  title={Modeling and Correcting Bias in Sequential Evaluation},
  author={Jingyan Wang and Ashwin Pananjady},
We consider the problem of sequential evaluation, in which an evaluator observes candidates in a sequence and assigns scores to these candidates in an online, irrevocable fashion. Motivated by the psychology literature that has studied sequential bias in such settings—namely, dependencies between the evaluation outcome and the order in which the candidates appear—we propose a natural model for the evaluator’s rating process that captures the lack of calibration inherent to such a task. We… 

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