Consensus and dissention: A new measure of agreement

William J. Tastle, Mark J. Wierman

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Abstract

This paper introduces a new measure of ordinal scales, specifically that of the Likert scale. An overview of the Likert scale is given and a set of requirements is presented that should be satisfied to assure a proper meaning of consensus within the confines of the Likert scale. Illustrations compare the consensus measure with entropy and other statistical measures. The consensus measure also serves as an effective measure of dispersion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNAFIPS 2005 - 2005 Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society
Pages385-388
Number of pages4
Volume2005
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventNAFIPS 2005 - 2005 Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2005Jun 28 2005

Other

OtherNAFIPS 2005 - 2005 Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI
Period6/26/056/28/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Media Technology

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    Tastle, W. J., & Wierman, M. J. (2005). Consensus and dissention: A new measure of agreement. In NAFIPS 2005 - 2005 Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (Vol. 2005, pp. 385-388). [1548566] https://doi.org/10.1109/NAFIPS.2005.1548566