Dimensionality of Scores Obtained with a Paired-Comparison Tournament System of Questionnaire Items
In this paper we deal with the dimensionality of preferences expressed by a sample of respondents on a set of items. We analyze the data obtained from a sample of entrepreneurs to whom a set of questionnaire items was administered through the single scoring method and some variants of the paired-comparison tournament method. Cardinality and pattern of the preference data are analyzed through multivariate methods.
KeywordsTransition Rule Preference Data Preference Elicitation Random Coupling Professional Accomplishment
The author wishes to thank Prof. Michael Greenacre, Dr. Giovanna Boccuzzo and Mr. Lorenzo Maragoni for helping him in refining a first draft of the paper.
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