Douglas Woodall is a psephologist born in November 1943 in w:Stoke-on-Trent, England. He studied mathematics at Cambridge, and earned his Ph.D. at Nottingham in 1969. He devised the later-no-harm criterion, a voting system criterion that is considered important in the comparison of electoral systems. Woodall has done a lot of work exploring the monotonicity criterion. He also invented Woodall's method.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- Woodall's homepage: https://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/plp/pmadw/
- Note: Woodall's homepage may or may not have been created with Woodall's method
- Papers written by Woodall for Voting Matters:
- Computer counting in STV elections Issue 1, p11-12 https://www.votingmatters.org.uk/ISSUE1/P3.HTM
- Properties of Preferential Election Rules Issue 3, p8-15 https://www.votingmatters.org.uk/ISSUE3/P5.HTM
- Monotonicity - An In-Depth Study of One Example Issue 4, p5-7 https://www.votingmatters.org.uk/ISSUE4/P5.HTM
- Monotonicity and Single-Seat Election Rules Issue 6, p9-14 https://www.votingmatters.org.uk/ISSUE6/P4.HTM
- QPQ, a quota-preferential STV-like election rule Issue 17, p1-7, PDF 92Kb https://www.votingmatters.org.uk/ISSUE17/I17P1.PDF
References[edit | edit source]
- "Extracts from D. R. Woodall's CV". www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk. Retrieved 2022-05-17.