Originally Posted by Smokinclone
Here is the one thing that is missing when we start throwing average scores out. In Holbrook, AZ there were 3 DQ's this weekend, 2 raw chickens and 1 foreign object. Not sure what tables they hit since I don't have my score sheet in front of me. Those scores are included in the averages which skew the data. A judge has no control over that DQ and what score he gives it. Should the new system not include that score when figuring the averages only?? Otherwise if you're a judge and go to every contest and your table gets a DQ won't it skew your judge average down and make the judge look like he's scoring low when really he has no control over that DQ, they are just following the rules???????
That is a good point, Darren. Seems it would be best to not include such outliers in the analysis. If the score contains a score less than or equal to 1, it would receive a NULL value in the database. Or we use the median value of scores, rather than average to compensate.