Accession Number : ADA117232

Title :   On the Correlation of a Group of Rankings with an External Ordering Relative to the Internal Concordance.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV DALLAS TEX DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Palachek,Albert D ; Schucany,William R

PDF Url : ADA117232

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A method is presented for comparing the strength of agreement of a group of rankings with an external ordering to the corresponding measure of concordance within the group. While the procedure is not model dependent, we illustrate the characteristics of interest using an existing model for a non-null distribution for a population of rankings. U-statistics and a jackknife with adjusted degrees of freedom are employed to set approximate confidence intervals on the contrast between the two measures of rank order agreement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Correlation techniques, *Ranking, Rank order statistics, Groups(Mathematics), Agreements, Degrees of freedom, Confidence level, Intervals, Comparison, Estimates

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE