Dimensionality of Scores Obtained with a Paired-Comparison Tournament System of Questionnaire Items

  • Luigi FabbrisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


In this paper we deal with the dimensionality of preferences expressed by a sample of respondents on a set of items. We analyze the data obtained from a sample of entrepreneurs to whom a set of questionnaire items was administered through the single scoring method and some variants of the paired-comparison tournament method. Cardinality and pattern of the preference data are analyzed through multivariate methods.


Transition Rule Preference Data Preference Elicitation Random Coupling Professional Accomplishment 
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The author wishes to thank Prof. Michael Greenacre, Dr. Giovanna Boccuzzo and Mr. Lorenzo Maragoni for helping him in refining a first draft of the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Statistics DepartmentUniversity of PaduaPadovaItaly

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