## SERIES C Applied Statistics

Modelling the effect of subject-specific covariates in paired comparison studies with an application to university rankings, by R. Dittrich, R.Hatzinger and W.Katzenbeisser
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C, Applied Statistics, Volume 47 (1998), Part 4

A survey of 303 students was carried out to examine the student's preferences of 6 universities, namely London, Paris, Milano, St.Gallen,Barcelona and Stockholm. There are 23 variables in the data-set, where the first 15 digits in each row indicate the preferences of a student. For a given comparison the reponses are coded by 1 if the first university was preferred, by 2 if the second university was preferred, by 3 if no decision was made and 4 if the response was missing. The next 8 digits in each row represent the subject covariates STUD, ENG, FRA, SPA, ITA, WOR, DEG, SEX. These are two-level factors with the abbreviations and codings given below.

List of variables:

V1 : comparison of London to Paris
V2 : comparison of London to Milano
V3 : comparison of Paris to Milano
V4 : comparison of London to St.Gallen
V5 : comparison of Paris to St.Gallen
V6 : comparison of Milano to St.Gallen
V7 : comparison of London to Barcelona
V8 : comparison of Paris to Barcelona
V9 : comparison of Milano to Barcelona
V10: comparison of St.Gallen to Barcelona
V11: comparison of London to Stockholm
V12: comparison of Paris to Stockholm
V13: comparison of Milano to Stockholm
V14: comparison of St.Gallen to Stockholm
V15: comparison of Barcelona to Stockholm
STUD: Main discipline of study : 2= commerce, 1= other (economics, business administration, business education) ENG : Knowledge of English : 1= good, 2= poor
FRA : Knowledge of French : 1= good, 2= poor
SPA : Knowledge of Spanish : 1= good, 2= poor
ITA : Knowledge of Italian : 1= good, 2= poor
WOR : Full-time employment while studying: 1= no, 2= yes DEG : Intention to take an international degree: 1= no, 2= yes
SEX : Gender : 1= female, 2= male

Regina Dittrich
Department of Statistics
Augasse 2-6
A-1090 Vienna
Austria
E-mail: Regina.Dittrich@wu-wien.ac.at

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