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A note on consistency improvements of AHP paired comparison data

  • Wolfgang Gaul

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  • Dominic Gastes

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    The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a popular multicriteria decision-making approach but the ease of AHP paired comparison data collection entails the problem that consistency restrictions have to be fulfilled for the data evaluation task. Quite a lot of consistency improvement techniques are available, however, this note explains why consistency adjustments are not necessarily helpful for computing acceptable weights for the determination of the underlying overall objective function. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

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    Volume (Year): 6 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 289-302

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