A multitude of methods exists for multiple criteria decision making. The methods vary by field of application, handling of subjective judgments, handling of uncertainty etc., and they are of varying degrees regarding usability, mathematical consistency and other criteria. This paper presents a framework for selecting an MCDM method in practical applications. Methods and potential evaluation criteria are pruned out by applying problem-specific knowledge via an expert system; the remaining methods are compared using decision analysis, and a method is recommended to the decision-maker. The framework is illustrated by showing how it applies to some problems in military acquisition.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Nordic Military Operational Research Symposium|
|Subtitle of host publication||CD-ROM|
|Editors||Sirpa Korpela, Tapio Heininen|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||Nordic Military Operational Research Symposium - Helsinki, Finland|
Duration: 26 Oct 2004 → 27 Oct 2004
|Conference||Nordic Military Operational Research Symposium|
|Period||26/10/04 → 27/10/04|
- multiple criteria decision making
- method selection
- expert systems
Karanta, I. (2004). Method selection in multiple criteria decision problems. In S. Korpela, & T. Heininen (Eds.), Proceedings of Nordic Military Operational Research Symposium: CD-ROM Puolustusministeriö.