Citizen Participation in Public Decisions: A Comprehensive Policy-Capturing Approach

By William F. Wright
1979| Working Paper No. 502

This report provides an iterative methodology for obtaining a simple quantitative model of a special interest groups preferences when the group is essentially inaccessible. The context is Social Judgment Theory. Multiple public participation sources of preference information are to be combined systematically. Both problem structuring and model estimation (using noninetric statistical techniques) are emphasized.