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st: Statistical ranking problem.


From   "Adama Konseiga" <akonseiga@APHRC.ORG>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Statistical ranking problem.
Date   Thu, 25 May 2006 17:15:26 +0300

Hello,
This is a purely statistical issue but I am expecting someone can make
suggestions. Our fieldworkers are rewarded with a bonus. So far we have
5 variables that go from the number of forms filled to the number of
errors reported. Then we take the individual weighted average of these
variables and anyone above the overall average is considered for a
bonus. This turns out to be unfair because so many people can be lying
just below the set cutoff line (=overall average) due to external
factors for instance.
I am thinking to consider the coefficient of variation as well but would
like to know if there is a better way to account for the distribution
pattern.
Thank you
Adama
Stata SE updated version 9.2

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC),
Shelter Afrique Center, 2nd Flr, Longonot Road, Upper Hill,
P.O. Box 10787 00100, GPO,
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel. +254 20 2720400/1/2
Fax. +254 20 2720380
Email: akonseiga@aphrc.org
Website: http://www.aphrc.org
 
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