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Multiple Attribute Decision Making

Author : K. Paul Yoon
ISBN : 9781452213576
Genre : Social Science
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This volume offers social scientists a concise overview of multiple attribute decision making (MADM) methods, their characteristics and applicability and methods for solving MADM problems. Real world examples are used to introduce the reader to normative models for optimal decisions. The authors explore how MADM methods can be used for descriptive purposes to model: the existing decision-making process; noncompensatory and scoring methods; accommodation of soft data; construction of a multiple-decision support systems; and the validity of methods. The advanced procedures of TOPSIS and ELECTRE are also presented.

Nonrecursive Causal Models

Author : William D. Berry
ISBN : 0803922655
Genre : Social Science
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Where an assumption of unidirectionality in causal effects is unrealistic, 'recursive' models cannot be used, and more complex 'nonrecursive' models are necessary. Unfortunately, many nonrecursive models (unlike recursive models) are 'unidentified', which makes meaningful parameter estimation impossible. Even when they are identified, it would be inappropriate to use OLS regression techniques (appropriate for recursive models) for the purpose of estimation. The concept of identification, and the factors that lead to it are explained; and various tests for determination are provided. Illustrations from a variety of social science disciplines are used throughout the book.

Multi Criteria Decision Analysis

Author : Alessio Ishizaka
ISBN : 9781118644911
Genre : Mathematics
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This book presents an introduction to MCDA followed by more detailed chapters about each of the leading methods used in this field. Comparison of methods and software is also featured to enable readers to choose the most appropriate method needed in their research. Worked examples as well as the software featured in the book are available on an accompanying website.

New Frontiers Of Decision Making For The Information Technology Era

Author : Yong Shi
ISBN : 9810242999
Genre : Business & Economics
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The volume provides users and developers of the IT/S (information technology and systems) with information about the advances in decision making and decision-making support that empower and enable information technology in the direction of productivity and effectiveness of decision making in business. The chapters have been written by well-known international experts in decision making and they explore the frontiers of decision making in the era of IT/S. The book is intended to serve as a research source, scientific reference and business support source, as well as a book of student readings that will appeal to a larger international audience.

Fuzzy Multiple Attribute Decision Making

Author : Shu-Jen Chen
ISBN : 9783642467684
Genre : Mathematics
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This monograph is intended for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course as well as for researchers, who want a compilation of developments in this rapidly growing field of operations research. This is a sequel to our previous works: "Multiple Objective Decision Making--Methods and Applications: A state-of-the-Art Survey" (No.164 of the Lecture Notes); "Multiple Attribute Decision Making--Methods and Applications: A State-of-the-Art Survey" (No.186 of the Lecture Notes); and "Group Decision Making under Multiple Criteria--Methods and Applications" (No.281 of the Lecture Notes). In this monograph, the literature on methods of fuzzy Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM) has been reviewed thoroughly and critically, and classified systematically. This study provides readers with a capsule look into the existing methods, their characteristics, and applicability to the analysis of fuzzy MADM problems. The basic concepts and algorithms from the classical MADM methods have been used in the development of the fuzzy MADM methods. We give an overview of the classical MADM in Chapter II. Chapter III presents the basic concepts and mathematical operations of fuzzy set theory with simple numerical examples in a easy-to-read and easy-to-follow manner. Fuzzy MADM methods basically consist of two phases: (1) the aggregation of the performance scores with respect to all the attributes for each alternative, and (2) the rank ordering of the alternatives according to the aggregated scores.

Statistical Methods In Social Science Research

Author : S. P. Mukherjee
ISBN : 9789811321467
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The Science Of Common Sense

Author : Frank Tillman
ISBN : 0692503021
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When it comes to discussing the myriad of decision science methods available to solution developers, it is essential they be easy to use, easy to understand, and provide examples of their use in the field. The Science of Common Sense: Best Practical Decision Science Methods presents a selection of the very best decision-making methodologies based on the insights of authors Frank A. Tillman, PhD, PE, and Deandra T. Cassone, PhD, PMP-insights they gained through years of consulting, operating their own companies, and working in a variety of corporate situations. This guide to decision science best practices explores a number of methodologies that are organized into sections covering multiple criteria and ranking techniques, multiple objective decision-making, and group decision-making, which includes idea generation and expert opinion. It also introduces data mining and analysis, presents an overview of simulation, and delivers practical applications for these tools. Professionals and academics interested in the areas of business, industrial engineering, and decision science will find this to be an indispensable follow-up to the authors' previous book, A Professional's Guide to Decision Science and Problem Solving.

Multiattribute Evaluation

Author : Ward Edwards
ISBN : 0803900953
Genre : Political Science
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As budgets tighten and costs increase, it is becoming even more necessary that workable social programmes are shown to be worthy of support. This book presents one approach to evaluation -- multiattribute utility technology -- which stresses that evaluations should be comparative, and that all the different constituencies served by a programme and its different goals have to be kept in mind.

Artificial Intelligence Applications And Innovations

Author : Harris Papadopoulos
ISBN : 9783642162398
Genre : Computers
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The abundance of information and increase in computing power currently enable researchers to tackle highly complicated and challenging computational problems. Solutions to such problems are now feasible using advances and innovations from the area of Artificial Intelligence. The general focus of the AIAI conference is to provide insights on how Artificial Intelligence may be applied in real-world situations and serve the study, analysis and modeling of theoretical and practical issues. This volume contains papers selected for presentation at the 6th IFIP Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI 2010) and held in Larnaca, Cyprus, during October 6–7, 2010. IFIP AIAI 2010 was co-organized by the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology and was sponsored by the Cyprus University of Technology, Frederick University and the Cyprus Tourism Organization. AIAI 2010 is the official conference of the WG12.5 “Artificial Intel- gence Applications” working group of IFIP TC12, the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI). AIAI is a conference that grows in significance every year attracting researchers from different countries around the globe. It maintains high quality, standards and welcomes research papers describing technical advances and engineering and ind- trial applications of intelligent systems. AIAI 2010 was not confined to introducing how AI may be applied in real-life situations, but also included innovative methods, techniques, tools and ideas of AI expressed at the algorithmic or systemic level.

Summated Rating Scale Construction

Author : Paul E. Spector
ISBN : 0803943415
Genre : Psychology
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The goal for any social scientist doing a survey is to develop a rating on some attitude, value or opinion - a summated rating scale. Aimed at helping researchers construct more effective scales, Spector shows how to determine the number of items necessary, the appropriate amount of response categories and the most productive wording of items, how to sort good items from bad (including item-remainder coefficients and Cronbach′s alpha) and how to validate a scale, including dimensional validity from factor analysis. Written in a user-friendly manner, the book concludes with a step-by-step account of how to develop a summated rating scale based on classical test theory.

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