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A Framework for Sensitivity Analysis in Spatial Multiple Criteria Evaluation

  • Arika Ligmann-Zielinska
  • Piotr Jankowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5266)

Abstract

The paper presents a framework for sensitivity analysis (SA) in spatial multiple criteria evaluation (S-MCE). The framework focuses on three aspects of S-MCE: spatiality, scope, and cardinality. Spatiality stresses the importance of spatial criteria and spatial weights that should be explicitly considered in GIS-based MCE. Scope relates to the extent of SA, ranging from local one-at-a-time criterion examination to global testing of interdependencies among the multiple criteria model components. Cardinality addresses the duality of motivation for performing SA, namely, single-user learning and group consensus building. The framework organizes the existing SA techniques according to spatiality and scope and can be used as a conceptual guide in selecting SA techniques fitting a task at hand.

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Spatial Multiple Criteria Evaluation Sensitivity Analysis SDSS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arika Ligmann-Zielinska
    • 1
  • Piotr Jankowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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