Following is the generic frequently asked questions for the Big 4 Rankings. For other individual and isolated data representations, calculations and indicators please consult the associated explanations
Frequently Asked Questions for the Official Big 4 Ranking By Missosology.Org
1. What does this ranking show?
The ranking shows the total strength of a nation or territory based on its performance in the Big 4 pageants namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth
2. How about the countries that only participated in Big 4 lately?
As stated, the aim of the ranking is to show the total strength of nations and territories participating in the Big 4 Pageants. A different ranking will soon be published showing the real strength of the participating nations/territories. When using economic wealth as an analogy, this ranking can be compared to GNP ranking whereas the upcoming real strength ranking would be akin to GNP per capita.
3. The ranking treats all the Big 4 pageants as equals? But isn't it that Miss World and Miss Universe more prestigious than Miss Earth and Miss International?
The ranking aims to be as objective as possible. The prestige of each individual Big 4 pageant is difficult to quantify with substantial accuracy or objectivity.
4. Is this ranking in any way similar to the FIFA ranking?
The Big 4 Pageants are held annually and in each pageant all participating nations or territories compete all together in one event whereas in a FIFA match, a nation plays with another nation individually. The FIFA ranking is dynamic. It aims to measure the current strength of each team. That is why any FIFA sanctioned game won by a team recently carries more weight than a game won say in the 1960s. On the other hand, in this Big 4 Pageants ranking, a crown won today carries the same score as the one won say in the 1960s.
5. What about those beauty queens that were dethroned?
Dethronement does not make a nation or territory lose its points. Meanwhile, the nation or territory that took over the crown gets additional points.
6. Some countries no longer exist. How are their points credited?
There are various scenarios and proper score credits are given as appropriate. For example, Zimbabwe inherits all the scores of Rhodesia. Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro and Yugoslavia are all listed separately. The same case with USSR, C.I.S. and Russia. All apartheid-era homelands were not listed. Countries with no defined territories are not listed.
7. Why are Taiwan, Tibet and Crimea deserves to be in the list?
Being listed in this ranking does not mean that Missosology recognizes their independence. Many territories listed are either self or non-self governing entities. One example is Tokelau.
8. What if two or more countries end up with same score?
The average of the ordinal position of the countries with the same scores becomes their rank.
9. How often will the ranking be updated?
Missosology will endeavor to update at every conclusion of a Big 4 pageant, otherwise, the list will be updated until all Big 4 pageants crowned their respective winners.
10. What if an error in calculation was found with the ranking?
11. Ten points for participating? Is the statistical credibility of the ranking compromised for giving points by just participating?
First of all, participation is not easy as one might think. It entails great amount of cost. Also, the contestant is already considered as a winner in her respective country. Meanwhile, statistics only interprets the criteria being set as such, the ranking is statistically sound.