Which is more affective, ratings vs. recommendation
7 Jul 2009 - 5:41pm
When you are presenting data, please include a measure of variability
and a distribution of scores. The 3.5/5 rating could mean a bunch of
2s and a bunch of 5s and you might have a bimodal distribution which
might have some design implications. I see so many reports where
there is no indication of variability or the actual shape of the curve
formed by the individual ratings.
A mean without a measure of variability is pretty weak in my view
since you don't know what the shape of the distribution is.
On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 9:36 AM, Chad Mortensen<chadmor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have past experience with whether displaying a users > rating (average rating 3.5/5) vs. a users recommendation (65% > recommend this) performed better than the other on a commerce site. > Specifically a travel site but any commerce experience would probably > still be relevant. > > Thanks > ________________________________________________________________ > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)! > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines > List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help >