Plushenko's interview in English after LP:
He said he might compete in next season as well.
In studies like the ones you describe, yes, we can measure the degree of agreement among the judges. And when we finish our analysis, that is what we have learned. That this panel of judges was in more substantial agreement than was that panel of judges. Or that there was substantial agreement among judges that Kozuka's skating skills were superior to Van der Perren's, but that there was less agreement on the question of whether Weir's transitions were better than Mroz's.
To me, that is the crux of the matter. Your post raises two issues. First, subjectivity is not at all the same as sampling error. One can mitigate sampling error (statistical “noise”) by expanding the panel of judges, for instance. But that will not address the issue of subjectivity.Originally Posted by prettykeys
The second problem is this. Although there are well-established statistical methods for measuring the degree of agreement among judges, I do not see any reliable and robust statistical method for deciding whether the judges are in agreement with objective criteria. The only thing I can think of is to ask some super judges what they think of the judging, then ask some super-duper judges what they think of the super judges' evaluation of the judges. This kind of expert oversight, however, has nothing to do with statistics, that I can see.
Now I cant what til cup of china becuase in the past two gps the world medalist has not beem on the podium ; and a 2nd tier(Adam;Artem) has snuck in for the bronze if the patter follows Evan will end up 4th nock on wood
great article. he's feeling strong. i'm thrilled with his performance. no doubt, he should medal at the olympics and be a strong, strong threat for gold if he's healthy and on. he can up his difficulty a lot more.
loved what kazuka said about plush in another article: "The moment he took the ice, I knew there was a real champion in front of me,'' said the 20-year Kozuka, whose free program to an electric guitar concerto showed impressive speed and tight-sit spins.
plush has what none other has got: a killer's instinct, determination in spades, showmanship, speed, quads, top-notch edges, an uncanny sense of air position, etc...
loved his long!!!
Unfortunately, the ISU procedures for evaluating judging focuses more on judges who are out of line with their fellows, not on those who are following in lock step.