When is it Better to Compare than to Score?

25 Jun 2014Nihar B. ShahSivaraman BalakrishnanJoseph BradleyAbhay ParekhKannan RamchandranMartin Wainwright

When eliciting judgements from humans for an unknown quantity, one often has the choice of making direct-scoring (cardinal) or comparative (ordinal) measurements. In this paper we study the relative merits of either choice, providing empirical and theoretical guidelines for the selection of a measurement scheme... (read more)

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