Value judgments and preferences aggregation: The strange meeting of rapeseed and literature. (Jugements de valeur et agrégation des préférences: La rencontre insolite du colza et de la littérature.) (French) Zbl 0870.90011

Summary: We intend to set up and to analyse the collective opinion of a set of people who were asked to read and to rank fifteen excerpts of literary works displayed without titles nor author names. The marks given by the judges are converted into ordinal preferences that we treat by the means of a combinatorial method. To find a collective ranking is not the aim of this study but rather its starting point; indeed, we do not try to find the works preferred by a majority, but to understand the composition of a collective opinion by isolating its preference sub-orders, sometimes very far from each other.


91B08 Individual preferences
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