MAXIMUM RANK CORRELATION AS A SOLUTION CONCEPT IN THE M RANKINGS PROBLEM WITH APPLICATION TO MULTI CRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS

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Authors
  1. Emond, E.J.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Director Operational Research (Corporate, Air & Maritime)
Abstract
The m rankings problem is the mathematical name for the committee consensus decision problem in which a number of objects or options are ranked by m equal committee members. This report documents research into a solution concept for the m rankings problem based on maximizing the average measure of agreement. Properties of this and other solution concepts are explored through a series of examples. The proposed solution concept compares favourably with other methods and lends itself directly to the more general multi criteria decision problem in which weights may be assigned to the individual rankings, reflecting their relative importance.
Keywords
Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis;Consensus
Report Number
ORD-DOR(CAM)-RN-9705 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Sep 1997
Number of Pages
27
DSTKIM No
97-04093
CANDIS No
505522
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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