Accession Number : ADA139510

Title :   The Extended Multi-Attribute Decision Analysis Model (EMADAM).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : DeWispelare,A R

PDF Url : ADA139510

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : This research is an on-going effort to produce an interactive, computer-based aid suitable for use in decision situations and long-term planning. The current research involves the development of extensions to the applicability of a decision aid embodied in the computer program MADAM: Multi-Attribute Decision Analysis Model. The theoretical underpinnings of MADAM involve portions of multi-attribute utility theory. This interactive program is designed to aid the decision-maker in all phases of decision analysis from problem formulation to sensitivity analysis. The program is a tool designed to be used by a decision-maker in order to facilitate making rational and consistent trade-offs and subdecisions throughout the entire decision-making process. The stages of the decision analysis covered by the program include formation of an objectives hierarchy, elicitation of an appropriate set of attributes, examining the relationship between the attributes, establishing criterion weights, evaluating candidate solutions, and performing several types of sensitivity analysis.

Descriptors :   *Computer applications, *Decision making, *Computer programs, Models, Decision theory, Planning, Statistical analysis, Fortran, Solutions(General), Modification, Subroutines

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE