The Art and Science of Decision Making: The Analytic Hierarchy Process
This paper presents an overview of the philosophy and methodology which underlies the Analytic Hierarchy Process. After introducing the method through a series of examples, the theoretical basis of the method is described along with a summary of its mathematical underpinnings. Several recent methodological extensions are also described along with a brief description of several major and illustrative applications. The paper concludes with a summary of the progress to date in the continuing development and application of this important decision-aiding methodology.
KeywordsDecision Maker Pairwise Comparison Decision Problem Ratio Scale Eigenvector Method
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