Quantifying influence in complex decision making by means of paired comparisons

Quantifying influence in complex decision making by means of paired comparisons The influence that actors have in bargaining situations is an awful difficult issue to determine. A new method for measuring this type of influence, both on outcomes of decision making and on decision makers themselves, is presented. It involves a separate assessment of preference realization and the ascription of this realization to an actor. Both are assessed by means of qualitative data gathering, followed by paired comparisons of these data of the actors involved in order to find quantitative scores. This makes possible interval measurement, needed for the use of influence as one of the variables in sophisticated multi-variate data-analysis in quantitative research. The method is illustrated by a case regarding the influence of political actors involved in the Framework Convention on Climate Change. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Quantifying influence in complex decision making by means of paired comparisons

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-005-8104-5
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Abstract

The influence that actors have in bargaining situations is an awful difficult issue to determine. A new method for measuring this type of influence, both on outcomes of decision making and on decision makers themselves, is presented. It involves a separate assessment of preference realization and the ascription of this realization to an actor. Both are assessed by means of qualitative data gathering, followed by paired comparisons of these data of the actors involved in order to find quantitative scores. This makes possible interval measurement, needed for the use of influence as one of the variables in sophisticated multi-variate data-analysis in quantitative research. The method is illustrated by a case regarding the influence of political actors involved in the Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 26, 2005

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