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OPEN-SOURCE LINEUP SOFTWARE ENABLES GRANULAR ANALYSIS OF SUBJECTIVE RANKING SYSTEMS
Behind every “Top 100” list is a generous sprinkling of personal bias and subjective decisions. Lacking the tools to calculate how factors like median home prices and crime rates actually affect the “best places to live,” the public must take experts’ analysis at face value.
To shed light on the trustworthiness of rankings, Harvard researchers have created LineUp, an open-source application that empowers ordinary citizens to make quick, easy judgments about rankings based on multiple attributes.