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Paired Comparisons

  1. Herbert A. David

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a15111

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

How to Cite

David, H. A. 2005. Paired Comparisons. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 6.

Author Information

  1. Iowa State University, Iowa City, IA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


This article focuses on the method of paired comparisons in which several “treatments” are subjectively compared in pairs, the actual measurement being irrelevant or not feasible.


  • preference testing;
  • Bradley–Terry model