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    myeclect
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    Who is the best?

    Hope I have the right place....

    The intent is to come up with an "accurate" rating for a person based upon ratings in several categories.

    Say there 3 people. There are 3 categories they are being rated on. A rating of 3 is best. A rating of 1 is worst.

    So here is the situation:

    Person A is a known factor and be rated 1 to 3 in each category with accuracy.
    Person B can only be rated with accuracy in 2 of the 3 categories.
    Person C has little known about them in any category.

    Here is the problem:

    Do I give Person B and C an median rating ("2") or rate them as "0" in the categories where little is known about them? What is fair?

    Anybody have any better ideas how to rate them?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myeclect View Post
    Hope I have the right place....

    The intent is to come up with an "accurate" rating for a person based upon ratings in several categories.

    Say there 3 people. There are 3 categories they are being rated on. A rating of 3 is best. A rating of 1 is worst.

    So here is the situation:

    Person A is a known factor and be rated 1 to 3 in each category with accuracy.
    Person B can only be rated with accuracy in 2 of the 3 categories.
    Person C has little known about them in any category.

    Here is the problem:

    Do I give Person B and C an median rating ("2") or rate them as "0" in the categories where little is known about them? What is fair?

    Anybody have any better ideas how to rate them?

    Thanks.
    Take the median of the 5 known ratings (that is the three of A and 2 of B)
    and use this for all the unknowns.

    RonL
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