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21st April 2011

Crisps: The results @ 14:38


So this is how the vote went.



I asked you to rank your crisps in order of preference. Twenty people voted and the winning line is 10 votes.

For the first round it went something like this



Showing Prawn Cocktail as the one with the most votes but not the winner. Remember to win the crisps need to have at least 10 votes. Under AV rules, the one with the lowest votes is removed from the race and in this case it was Smokey Bacon. So tata charred pig flavour and the next round of votes are redistributed to the rest of the remaining candidates.
Which ends up looking like this:-



Showing Prawn Cocktail as number one still in the stakes.

However, interestingly, there are TWO losers; Beef and Roast Chicken. Both of these are eliminated from the third round which, after counting, looks like this:



Where it shows Prawn cocktail as the clear winner with 11 points.

However, as usual, I think I got it all wrong. And so I have looked at it in a different way.

After the first round of votes it looks like this




But with Ashtray and Worm flavour being the least most popular flavour, thus being taken out of the race, the second round of voting looks like this:-



Then taking the second least popular flavour (Beef) out the third round looks like this:





Which makes Roast Chicken the most popular winner.

Both methods of redistribution and elimination result in contrary results to that of the FPTP method performed on Monday night which showed Salt and vinegar as the clear winner.
Odd.
 
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From:kingdavey
Date:21st April 2011 13:59 (UTC)
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From how I'm reading it your method was correct in the first example, you're second method confused me. As the AV system only counts the second choice votes of the crisps with the least votes.
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From:stegzy
Date:21st April 2011 14:04 (UTC)
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Well, for the second method I looked at the rankings of the candidates. So the flavour with the most "8"s was removed from the counting, then in the second round the flavours with the most "7"s was removed as to me that seemed a more scientific way of doing it.

But then I always see different patterns in data than I should.
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From:kingdavey
Date:21st April 2011 14:07 (UTC)
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When the public vote in the polls they don't generally place any votes for a party they don't want so you wouldn't get loads of negative votes for AW flavour.

It was however interesting to see how the result changed depending on the method used
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From:stegzy
Date:21st April 2011 14:14 (UTC)
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Yeah it was interesting and surprising too.

I realised that not everyone would vote for all the flavours and I also realised that some people would vote incorrectly (which they did) but I made no assumptions and added up the votes with the data presented. Especially as if/when AV does become commonplace you can guarantee that there will be some people who won't fill in their voting slip right.
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From:bigmugoftea
Date:21st April 2011 16:15 (UTC)
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Salt & Vinegar should have won!!! They are clearly the best flavour of crisp

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