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thepenguin

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Reply #15 on: August 20, 2011, 09:28:04 am
if we end up using star ratings, the median average is preferable to the mean average, as we don't have to deal with some of these problems
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Reply #16 on: August 20, 2011, 09:29:43 am
If we end up using star ratings, the median average is preferable to the mean average, as we don't have to deal with the (above) problem

So you'd prefer giving the not-working Tornado Gaurd 5 stars instead of 4. Doesn't really solve the problem, only worsens it.



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Reply #17 on: August 20, 2011, 09:32:20 am
If we end up using star ratings, the median average is preferable to the mean average, as we don't have to deal with the (above) problem

So you'd prefer giving the not-working Tornado Gaurd 5 stars instead of 4. Doesn't really solve the problem, only worsens it.

oh, sorry, understood the wrong problem

but let's ignore the tornado guard part of this and act like this is a map

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Reply #18 on: August 20, 2011, 09:40:28 am
Even then the difference between the median and the mean average isn't very big so I don't see what problem it can solve?



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Reply #19 on: August 20, 2011, 09:44:40 am
Even then the difference between the median and the mean average isn't very big so I don't see what problem it can solve?

It can help in some cases, but not much

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Reply #20 on: August 20, 2011, 12:00:14 pm
If we end up using star ratings, the median average is preferable to the mean average, as we don't have to deal with the (above) problem

So you'd prefer giving the not-working Tornado Gaurd 5 stars instead of 4. Doesn't really solve the problem, only worsens it.

That was partly a joke on my part, posting that, because I thought it would help the discussion, Because it helps to illustrate the issues with simplifying a concept into a simple number.



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Reply #21 on: August 20, 2011, 12:01:30 pm
That was partly a joke on my part, posting that, because I thought it would help the discussion, Because it helps to illustrate the issues with simplifying a concept into a simple number.

albeit not very well

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Reply #22 on: August 20, 2011, 12:59:36 pm
Even then the difference between the median and the mean average isn't very big so I don't see what problem it can solve?

It can help in some cases, but not much

I'm pretty sure if one used the median it would almost always be either 1 or 5, since most ratings are either 1 or 5.