Accession Number : ADP002891

Title :   An Evaluation of ARIADNE (Alternative Ranking Interactive Aid Based on Dominance Structure Information Elicitation),

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : White,C. C. , III ; Sage,A. P. ; Dozono,S. ; Scherer,W. T.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This paper presents the objectives, operational details, results, and conclusions of an evaluation of a decision aiding procedure ARIADNE. The results of the evaluation indicate that ARIADNE, in comparison to a well-known decision aiding procedure called SMART, (1) has a more flexible model of parameter value description that tends to reduce assessment stress and makes ARIADNE more useful in situations where information precision is poor, (2) allows earlier presentation of initial alternative ranking information and (3) allows the decisionmaker to adjust the mix of alternative ranking specificity and parameter value precision. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Decision making, *Information systems, Hypotheses, Scenarios, Parameters, Interactions, Comparison

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE