Case Comparisons and Precedence Pools

  • Wayne L. Myers
  • Ganapati P. Patil
Part of the Environmental and Ecological Statistics book series (ENES, volume 6)


Having compared contingents on constructed criteria (centroids, representative ranks, and distance domains) to choose candidate contingents, our progressive prioritization process moves to comparison of cases within candidate contingents to choose candidate cases. Both comparison of contingents and comparison of cases within contingents can be seen as selective screening that eliminates cases from contention. This is followed by cross-contingent comparison of candidate cases that brings together the best cases of the better contingents. This combination of candidate cases that crosses contingents is then prioritized and particularized rather than reduced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne L. Myers
    • 1
  • Ganapati P. Patil
    • 2
  1. 1.Penn State Institutes of Energy and EnvironmentPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental Statistics Department of StatisticsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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