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A Microcomputer Program for Decision-making
The purpose of this chapter is to show how microcomputer software can aid in overcoming key methodological problems in program/ policy evaluation.
KeywordsAnalytic Hierarchy Process Analytic Hierarchy Process Method Threshold Analysis Main Menu Minimum Constraint
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Notes and References
- On the methodological problems perspective to evaluation, see S. Nagel, “Problems in Doing Systematic Problem Analysis,” in S. Nagel, Public Policy Analysis and Management ( Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1988 ).Google Scholar
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- and S. Nagel, Evaluation Analysis with Microcomputers ( Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1988 ).Google Scholar
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- 4.On dealing with missing information through sensitivity analysis, see M. Thompson, Decision Analysis for Program Evaluation ( Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1982 );Google Scholar
- 5.On dealing with multiple alternatives of allocation analysis, see C. McMillan, Mathematical Programming: An Introduction to the Design and Application of Optimal Decision Machines ( New York: Wiley, 1970 )Google Scholar
- 7.See Thomas Saaty, The Analytic Hierarchy Process: Planning, Priority Setting, Resource Allocation ( New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980 ).Google Scholar
- 8.See Ward Edwards and Robert Newman, Multi-Attribute Evaluation ( Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage, 1982 ).Google Scholar
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