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Abstract
In this article we suggest a beta regression model that accounts for the degree of preference in paired comparisons measured on a bounded metric paired comparison scale. The beta distribution for bounded continuous random variables assumes values in the open unit interval (0, 1). However, in practice we will observe paired comparison responses that lie within a fixed or arbitrary fixed interval [a, a] with known value of a. We therefore transform the observed responses into the interval (0, 1) and assume that these transformed responses are each a realization of a random variable which follows a beta distribution. We propose a simple paired comparison regression model for beta distributed variables which allows us to model the mean of the transformed response using a linear predictor and a logit link function where the linear predictor is defined by the parameters of the logitlinear Bradley Terry model. For illustration we applied the presented model to a data set obtained from a student survey of learning related emotions in mathematics.
Original language  English 

Pages (fromto)  3  15 
Journal  Austrian Journal of Statistics 
Volume  44 
Issue number  1 
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Publication status  Published  2015 
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The analysis of rank order preference data based on BradleyTerry type models
Dittrich, R. (PI  Project head), Hatzinger, R. (Researcher) & Katzenbeisser, W. (Researcher)
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