Estimation and Optimal Designing under Latent Variable Models for Paired Comparisons Studies via a Multiplicative Algorithm

  • Bernard Torsney
Conference paper
Part of the Contributions to Statistics book series (CONTRIB.STAT.)


We consider:

1. The problem of estimating the parameters of latent variable models such as the Bradley Terry or Thurstone Model by the method of maximum likelihood, given data from a paired comparisons experiment. The parameters of these models can be taken to be weights which are positive and sum to one;

2. The problem of determining approximate locally optimal designs for good estimation of these parameters; i.e of determining optimal design weights which are also positive and sum to one.


Optimal Design Paired Comparison Latent Variable Model Thurstone Model Multiplicative Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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