Pairwise comparison matrices: an empirical research

Bozóki, Sándor, Dezső, Linda, Temesi, József and Poesz, Attila (2011) Pairwise comparison matrices: an empirical research. In: Proceedings of International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process 2011. International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process, Napoli, Italy. .

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International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (ISAHP) Sorrento/Napoli, Italy, June 15-18. 2011


Our research focused on testing various characteristics of pairwise comparison (PC) matrices in controlled experiments. About 270 students have been involved in the test exercises and the final pool contained 450 matrices. Our team conducted experiments with matrices of different size obtained from different types of MADM problems. The matrix elements have been generated by different questioning orders, too. The cases have been divided into 18 subgroups according to the key factors to be analyzed. The testing environment made it possible to analyze the dynamics of inconsistency as the number of elements increased in a given case. Various types of inconsistency indices have been applied. The consequent behavior of the decision maker has also been analyzed in case of incomplete matrices using indicators to measure the deviation from the final ranking of alternatives and from the final score vector.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:multi-attribute decision making, pairwise comparison matrix, inconsistency, ranking
Subjects:Mathematics, Econometrics
Computer science
ID Code:445
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:22 Sep 2011 14:32
Last Modified:18 Oct 2021 08:48

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