Accession Number : ADA112192

Title :   Coherence Through Partial Information in an Additive Multiattribute Utility Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DECISION SCIENCE CONSORTIUM INC FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Bromage,Robert C

PDF Url : ADA112192

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This report addresses the specific problem of the resolution of incoherent weight assessments in an additive multiattribute utility analysis. The approach taken is that if incoherencies occur because actual numerical assessments are too precise, then it would be useful if the ramifications of less precise, but coherent, information were made clear. Two types of information are considered. First, it is supposed that the decision maker can order the attributes on the relative importance of the weights. The implications of any given ordering are shown to be very simply analyzed. Second, it is supposed that, in addition, inequality assessments can be made between certain pairs of weights. The analysis demonstrates the implications of these, and also suggests which inequality assessments are likely to be most useful.

Descriptors :   *Decision theory, *Information systems, Management planning and control, Decision making, Theorems, Algorithms, Scheduling, Linear programming, Utilization, Coherence

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE