Method selection in multiple criteria decision problems

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Nordic Military Operational Research Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationCD-ROM
EditorsSirpa Korpela, Tapio Heininen
PublisherPuolustusministeriö
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventNordic Military Operational Research Symposium - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 26 Oct 200427 Oct 2004

Conference

ConferenceNordic Military Operational Research Symposium
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period26/10/0427/10/04

Keywords

  • multiple criteria decision making
  • method selection
  • expert systems
  • evaluation

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    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.