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    A multiplicative process for generating the rank-order distribution of UK election results

    Fenner, Trevor and Levene, Mark and Loizou, George (2018) A multiplicative process for generating the rank-order distribution of UK election results. Quantity & Quality: International Journal of Methodology 52 (3), pp. 1069-1079. ISSN 0033-5177.

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    Abstract

    Human dynamics and sociophysics suggest statistical models that may explain and provide us with a better understanding of social phenomena. Here we propose a generative multiplicative decrease model that gives rise to a rank-order distribution and allows us to analyse the results of the last three UK parliamentary elections. We provide empirical evidence that the additive Weibull distribution, which can be generated from our model, is a close fit to the electoral data, offering a novel interpretation of the recent election results.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): election results, generative model, multiplicative process, rank-order distribution, additive Weibull distribution
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 15:22
    Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 18:22
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18512

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