Capturing group preferences in a multicriteria decision

Robert F. Easley, Joseph S Valacich, M. A. Venkataramanan

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Abstract

This paper examines the extent to which methods used for analyzing judgments from a group of decision makers result in preference rankings which are consistent with the group member's subjective beliefs about their preferences. In a laboratory group decision setting, the Analytic Hierarchy Process, a newly developed probabilistic extension to the AHP, and two pairwise voting methods are used to develop separate preference rankings based on input from the group members. The probabilistic version of the AHP, in its first independent test, is found to provide more insight into the group decision while requiring fewer a priori assumptions. A commonly used and easily implemented pairwise voting procedure is found to be significantly inferior to the other methods in its ability to capture the group's preference rankings. This underscores the importance of using appropriate decision models for developing a full understanding of group preferences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-83
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Volume125
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 16 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
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Capturing group preferences in a multicriteria decision. / Easley, Robert F.; Valacich, Joseph S; Venkataramanan, M. A.

In: European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 125, No. 1, 16.08.2000, p. 73-83.

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Easley, Robert F. ; Valacich, Joseph S ; Venkataramanan, M. A. / Capturing group preferences in a multicriteria decision. In: European Journal of Operational Research. 2000 ; Vol. 125, No. 1. pp. 73-83.
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