Analysis of Qualitative and Quantitative Rankings in Multicriteria Decision Making

  • Livia D’Apuzzo
  • Gabriella Marcarelli
  • Massimo Squillante
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The decision procedures applied in MCDM (Multicriteria Decision Making) are the most suitable in coping with problems involved by social choices, which have to satisfy a high number of criteria. In such a framework an important role is played by the Analytic Hierarchy Process (A.H.P., for short), a procedure developed by T.L. Saaty at the end of the 70s [14], [15], [16], and widely used by governments and companies in fixing their strategies [10], [16], [19]. The A.H.P. shows how to use judgement and experience to analyze a complex decision problem by combining both qualitative and quantitative aspects in a single framework and generating a set of priorities for alternatives.


Multicriteria Decision Pairwise Comparison Matrix Priority Vector Intensity Vector Actual Ranking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Livia D’Apuzzo
    • 1
  • Gabriella Marcarelli
    • 2
  • Massimo Squillante
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Costruzioni e Metodi Matematici in ArchitetturaUniversità di NapoliItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Analisi dei Sistemi Economici e SocialiUniversità del SannioItaly

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