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Re: High Maltin ratings but not in Blackboard's top echelon

 Don, here's what I'd like to see you do. For the BB top 100, you already have ranks. They include a lot of ties. That's a challenging statistical issue. You can bypass it by assigning ranks randomly using the alphabet. Hollow Triumph and Strangers on a Train are both 33. Make Hollow 33 and Strangers 34 (earlier letters come first, H before S). T-Men and Pickup are both 35. Make Pickup 34 and T-Men 35. Act of Violence and brute Force are both 42. Make Act 42 and Brute 43. This method introduces a small amount of error but is simple to implement. Dead Reckoning 46 Sweet Smell 47 The Chase 48 Shield 52 They Live 53 Fallen Angel 54 Kiss 55 High 56 Odds 57 Crime 58 Shadow 59 Force 60 Human 61 Border 64 Lady 65 Body 66 Highway 67 On Dangerous 68 99 River 70 Cry 71 This Gun 72 etc. You'll end up with 96 lines, unless my file contains a shortened list for some reason. Next, take the noir-o-meter scores for these films and arrange them from high to low. Assign the rank 1 to the highest score, 2 to the next highest and on down to 96 to the lowest. Finally do a correlation of the BB poll ranks with the noir-o-meter ranks. The null hypothesis of no correlation is that the BB voting and the meter scores are unrelated, which would mean that the BB notion of quality is not the meter notion. If this null can be rejected, it will probably be because of a positive correlation. You can also do the same kinds of correlations for the components of the noir-o-meter total score.

 Responses A partial correlation chart [was: Re: High Maltin ratings but not in Blackboard's top echelon] - Don Malcolm 1/7/2018, 3:08 pm Re: A partial correlation chart [was: Re: High Maltin ratings but not in Blackboard's top echelon] - Solomon 1/7/2018, 4:10 pm Re: A partial correlation chart [was: Re: High Maltin ratings but not in Blackboard's top echelon] - Don Malcolm 1/8/2018, 1:03 am Re: A partial correlation chart [was: Re: High Maltin ratings but not in Blackboard's top echelon] - Solomon 1/8/2018, 6:00 am A first cut quality distribution chart for 40s/50s US noir screened at NC - Don Malcolm 1/8/2018, 4:25 pm Re: A first cut quality distribution chart for 40s/50s US noir screened at NC - Solomon 1/9/2018, 4:33 am « Back to index

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