The effectiveness of alternative preference elicitation methods in the analytic hierarchy process

Ido Millet

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Abstract

This study compares alternative preference elicitation methods that are currently available in software implementations of the analytic hierarchy process. For the simple problem used in this study, the elicitation methods may be sorted from least to most accurate as follows: (1) direct estimation, (2) graphical multiple bars, (3) graphical pairwise, (4) numeric pairwise and (5) verbal pairwise. However, the most accurate methods are not the easiest to use. Furthermore, actual accuracy differed substantially from users’ perceptions, indicating a need to assist the users in the selection of an appropriate elicitation method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-51
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Strategy and Management

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