paired comparison


Also found in: Acronyms.

paired comparison

[¦perd kəm′par·ə·sən]
(statistics)
A method used where order relations are more easily determined than measurements, such as studying taste preferences; in the comparison of a group of objects, each pair of objects is tested with either one or the other or neither preferred.
References in periodicals archive ?
In some of the analyses that follow, within-pair value contrast, that is, the difference in value assigned by an individual to the two items in a given paired comparison, is an important variable.
The weights used to calculate the matrix of paired comparisons backwards as follows:
This heuristic is designed for forced-choice paired comparisons, that is, it can be used to infer which of two objects, described on several dichotomous cues, has a higher value on a quantitative criterion, such as determining which of two university professors earns more money on the basis of cues such as gender and whether the professor is in the faculty of a state or a private university.
The span task, based on visual recognition memory and paired comparisons, is designed to assess the amount of information infants can hold in short-term memory.
4), which once again was statistically longer than those for all banknote denominations (LSD paired comparisons, p < .
Their conclusions were predicated on the assumption that training in these structures utilized paired comparisons, as employed in Experiment 1.
Because paired comparisons utilize the rater's internal criteria for making comparisons, the most important issue in determining the validity of the subjects' stated differences is determining the consistency of the internal criteria the subjects used in making the comparisons.
Table 2: Paired comparisons matrix between the relative indicator to the target Goal control criteria C5 C4 C3 C2 C1 Goal Respondent 2 1 1 7 0.
Consequently, in order to complete the paired comparison study, each respondent was required to perform 132 paired comparisons (i.
Now with 20 paired comparison matrix obtained from crisp data, paired comparisons matrices obtained from fuzzy data can be calculated according to Table 7.
Since each company or petrochemical unit has particular and unique priorities for indicators and criteria in order to select suppliers, table of paired comparison was used for determining the weight of each of indicators .
The matrix of paired comparison of the return of one year and calculation of the weights: The matrix of the paired comparison between the 1-year return of the companies listed in TSE and the weights were calculated (Table 1).