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A cardinal dissensus measure based on the Mahalanobis distance

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  • González-Arteaga, T.
  • Alcantud, J.C.R.
  • de Andrés Calle, R.

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In this paper we address the problem of measuring the degree of consensus/dissensus in a context where experts or agents express their opinions on alternatives or issues by means of cardinal evaluations. To this end we propose a new class of distance-based consensus model, the family of the Mahalanobis dissensus measures for profiles of cardinal values. We set forth some meaningful properties of the Mahalanobis dissensus measures. Finally, an application over a real empirical example is presented and discussed.

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  • González-Arteaga, T. & Alcantud, J.C.R. & de Andrés Calle, R., 2016. "A cardinal dissensus measure based on the Mahalanobis distance," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 251(2), pages 575-585.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:251:y:2016:i:2:p:575-585
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.11.019
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