Bias Analysis of Apportionment Methods by a Computer Simulation  
Author Sumachaya Harnsukworapanich


Co-Author(s) Tetsuo Ichimori


Abstract An apportionment method is used for equal allocation of identical and indivisible objects which may be entitled to unequal shares. A lot of research about the apportionment method is based on the main idea of scholars. Consequently, the results from their implementation were unfair and included errors. Therefore, it is important to examine the bias of the apportionment method in order to figure out the precise and fair results. The objective of the study is to investigate the difference and comparison of bias among The Hill Method, The T&S Method, The Theil Method, and The Webster Method by applying the Stolarsky Mean Method with a simulation program to test the most reliable divisor.


Keywords Apportionment, Divisor Method, Fairness, Bias, Simulation
    Article #:  20289
Proceedings of the 20th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 7-9, 2014 - Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.