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Meritocracy Voting: Measuring the Unmeasurable
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Learned societies commonly carry out selection processes to add new fellows to an existing fellowship. Criteria vary across societies but are typically based on subjective judgements concerning the merit of individuals who are nominated for fellowships. These subjective assessments may be made by existing fellows as they vote in elections to determine the new fellows or they may be decided by a selection committee of fellows and officers of the society who determine merit after reviewingdoi:10.2139/ssrn.1951874 fatcat:4sw64opswnchzoogrrq66l5b2u