The Analytic Hierarchy Process: Experiments in Stability

  • A. G. Lockett
  • B. Hetherington
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 289)


The Analytic Hierarchy Process has been applied to many problems, and major claims made about its value. In this paper we look at how robust-the procedure is in real life situations.,First of all the method is outlined and the. principles illustrated using a small numerical example,and areal life case study. This is followed by the results of a series of experiments using groups of people over time, to see how their subjectivity alters. Finally some simulations are carried out on data obtained in practice. The results indicate. the individual data stability is high, and point to the more important factor of initial model specification.


Analytic Hierarchy Process Subjective Data Final Choice Security Device Single Decision Maker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Lockett
    • 1
  • B. Hetherington
    • 1
  1. 1.Manchester Business SchoolUK

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