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Why pairwise comparison methods may fail in MCDM rankings

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This article is based on previous author's article on the correct way for ranking alternatives in a Multi-criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) by combining additively ranks or scores evaluated against a dimensionless scale, common to all criteria. A straightforward but robust Weighed-Sum Procedure (WSP) is presented here. MCDM methodologies based on pair-wise comparison methods are on the contrary not providing the correct rankings in many practical situations. The roots of the observed failures are made clearer by means of a simple example for the well-known Promethee method.
Boek: Proceedings of OR 2011, Int. Conference on Operations Research, Z├╝rich, Switzerland, August 30 to September 2, 2011
Series: Operations Research Proceedings
Volume: 1
Pagina's: 97-102
Aantal pagina's: 6
ISBN:978-3-642-29209-5
Jaar van publicatie:2012
Trefwoorden:Multicriteria Decision Making, Pair-wise comparisons, anomalies, Promethee