While we wait for the San Francisco Bay Guardian to post its latest issue online, thus enabling us to run The Blender and the Weeklies Over Coffee, we thought this was an interesting tidbit from the Bauer blog: A breakdown on how he does ratings. A reader wrote with the following question:
“Please help me understand your rating system and particularly how you arrive at your overall rating. Let’s use SPQR, for example. I agree the food is great and deserves the three and one half stars. However, you rated the service three stars and atmosphere only two and one half stars. It seems to me that the highest overall rating would be three stars, not three and one half. What am I missing?”
In response, Bauer breaks down his rating system, including his equation and judgment calls. But you’ll have to go to his blog to see it.
The art and science of star ratings [Between Meals]