Accession Number : AD0784098

Title :   Preferences for Multi-Attributed Alternatives.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Raiffa,Howard

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This paper presents several techniques for assessing the utility of complex alternatives. It studies the problem where each alternative can be described by a series of attributes which are interdependent in various ways. A hierarchical structuring procedure for obtaining a relevant list of attributes is described and examples are given from Northeast Corridor transportation problems and from medical treatment problems.

Descriptors :   *Decision theory, Probability, Mathematical models, Transportation, Health, Decision making

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE