How We Choose Our Books and The Voting Process

Each book is chosen by the group in a two stage voting process.

Primary Stage

In the primary stage we each choose our top three books in each of the following categories: Dev Social Organization, Grab Bag, and Nuts and Bolts. We do this by putting a 1, 2, or 3 three next to the books in the list provided where 1 is the top book you are interested in going over next. We do this to narrow down the books we will be voting on in the final stage like the primary elections. Each book is assigned a weighted amount of points depending on the preference number you used. The top book in a given category will get 3 points, the second best will get 2 points, and the least interested book will get 1. In each category the points are added up. The top two pointed books in each category will be in the final election. You are given a week to research the books in the final list to determine which ones are most interesting to you.

Final Vote

In the final stage we do something similar to what we did in the primary stage. You will choose your top three books. Again each book is assigned a weighted amount of points depending on the preference number you used. The book with the most points wins. If one or more books are tied or close in points compared to the others we usually do all those books next with the one with the most points first.

It is a rather complicated process, but gives everyone time to research a small set of books that we are interested in for the final vote and we believe better reflects what the consensus of the group.

Table of Contents

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Purgatory September 17, 2013 9:28 PM Ken D.
Death Row Books May 28, 2014 1:19 PM Ken D.
Top 10 Past Books May 31, 2012 5:50 PM Ken D.
Next Articles|Weblogs|Blogs|Videos|Websites August 24, 2014 4:56 PM Ken D.
Suggestions Articles|Weblogs|Blogs|Videos|Websites August 24, 2014 5:14 PM Ken D.
How to Nominate a Book April 16, 2012 6:55 PM Ken D.
How We Choose Our Books and The Voting Process April 16, 2012 6:52 PM Ken D.
Synopsis of Next Book August 7, 2014 12:21 PM Ken D.
Next Book Possibilities: Grab Bag May 28, 2014 1:20 PM Ken D.
Next Book Possibilities: Nuts and Bolts March 3, 2014 6:37 PM Ken D.
Next Book Possibilities: Dev Social Organization September 22, 2014 12:42 PM Ken D.
Past Articles|Weblogs|Blogs|Videos|Websites August 15, 2014 11:12 PM Ken D.

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