Imperial College London

ProfessorMartaBlangiardo

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Biostatistics
 
 
 
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528Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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Citation

BibTex format

@article{Blangiardo:2014:10.1080/02664763.2014.909792,
author = {Blangiardo, M and Baio, G},
doi = {10.1080/02664763.2014.909792},
journal = {Journal of Applied Statistics},
pages = {2312--2322},
title = {Evidence of bias in the Eurovision song contest: modelling the votes using Bayesian hierarchical models},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02664763.2014.909792},
volume = {41},
year = {2014}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual musical competition held among active members of the EuropeanBroadcasting Union since 1956. The event is televised live across Europe. Each participating countrypresents a song and receive a vote based on a combination of tele-voting and jury. Over the years, thishas led to speculations of tactical voting, discriminating against some participants and thus inducing biasin the final results. In this paper we investigate the presence of positive or negative bias (which mayroughly indicate favouritisms or discrimination) in the votes based on geographical proximity, migrationand cultural characteristics of the participating countries through a Bayesian hierarchical model. Our analysisfound no evidence of negative bias, although mild positive bias does seem to emerge systematically,linking voters to performers.
AU - Blangiardo,M
AU - Baio,G
DO - 10.1080/02664763.2014.909792
EP - 2322
PY - 2014///
SN - 1360-0532
SP - 2312
TI - Evidence of bias in the Eurovision song contest: modelling the votes using Bayesian hierarchical models
T2 - Journal of Applied Statistics
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02664763.2014.909792
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/26319
VL - 41
ER -