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Analysing partial ranks by using smoothed paired comparison methods:an investigation of value orientation in Europe.

Francis, Brian and Dittrich, Regina and Hatzinger, Reinhold and Penn, Roger D. (2002) Analysing partial ranks by using smoothed paired comparison methods:an investigation of value orientation in Europe. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 51 (3). pp. 319-336. ISSN 0035-9254

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Abstract

Summary. This paper introduces the paired comparison model as a suitable approach for the analysis of partially ranked data. For example, the Inglehart index, collected in international social surveys to examine shifts in post-materialistic values, generates such data on a set of attitude items. However, current analysis methods have failed to account for the complex shifts in individual item values, or to incorporate subject covariates. The paired comparison model is thus developed to allow for covariate subject effects at the individual level, and a reparameterization allows the inclusion of smooth non-linear effects of continuous covariates. The Inglehart index collected in the 1993 International Social Science Programme survey is analysed, and complex non-linear changes of item values with age, level of education and religion are identified. The model proposed provides a powerful tool for social scientists.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics)
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Sociology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 3470
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2008 15:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014 11:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3470

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