On the characterization strategy of a voter transition method and its influence on social choice
Del Valle Soto, Carolina
Rodríguez Muñoz, Arturo Jafet
Alcaraz Rivera, Miguel
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Digital social networks are used to share information in a group. The collective knowledge of the group in the shared subjects can be greater than the individual information a single member of the group has. It is not clear if this accumulation of data can be used by the group to answer questions better as a common entity than as a sum of individuals. One way a group can answer questions is with delegation of answering by selecting a leader who in turn will decide the answer. In this paper we propose an experiment where a leader is decided by a group by simple majority to answer a questionnaire with questions with a clear correct answer. The sum of the answers by the chosen leader is then compared with the average of the group to see if a significant improvement is reached. The result of the experiment corroborates the hypothesis as the chosen leader has a better result 1.99 standard deviations from the average results of the experts consulted. © 2018 IMEKO-International Measurement Federation Secretariat. All rights reserved.