System and method for overcoming decision making and communications errors to produce expedited and accurate group choices

  • US 7,172,118 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2004
  • Issued: 02/06/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for producing an error-resilient collective group decision from a plurality of voters on a communications network comprising:

  • establishing a voting agenda having at least one of question to be voted on;

    determining a voting objective;

    presenting the voting agenda to each of the plurality of voters;

    calculating a voting termination point based upon vote scoring methods and the voting objective;

    allowing each of the plurality of users to vote;

    receiving votes until the voting termination point;

    processing the votes with a plurality of vote scoring methods to produce a collective group decision that is resilient to errors; and

    performing a gap analysis on the votes.

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