When is a talent contest not a talent contest? Sequential performance bias in expert evaluation

Collins, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-9805-9091, McKenzie, J. and Vaughan Williams, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-9639-9217, 2019. When is a talent contest not a talent contest? Sequential performance bias in expert evaluation. Economics Letters, 177, pp. 94-98. ISSN 0165-1765

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Abstract

This study extends earlier work identifying sequence order biases in contest outcomes determined solely by popular voting. Results for different contest evaluation formats are empirically scrutinised, where both expert panel scoring and popular voting determine contest ranking. Forms of sequence order bias exist separately in the expert panel voting even though they are undertaken after each individual performance, as well as in the popular vote at the end of the contest. We suggest that the biases observed in the expert voting can be explained as a type of ‘grade inflation’.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Economics Letters
Creators: Collins, A., McKenzie, J. and Vaughan Williams, L.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: April 2019
Volume: 177
ISSN: 0165-1765
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.econlet.2019.01.029DOI
S0165176519300370Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Feb 2019 12:39
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 12:55
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35773

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