An analysis of distributions of priority values from alternative comparison scales within AHP

  title={An analysis of distributions of priority values from alternative comparison scales within AHP},
  author={Malcolm J. Beynon},
  journal={European Journal of Operational Research},
The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) introduced by T.L. Saaty is a well known and popular method of multicriteria decision making. Central to this method are the pairwise comparisons between criteria (and decision alternatives) made using a 9-unit scale. The appropriateness of Saaty’s original one-to-nine (1–9) scale has been the subject of much debate and cause for concern. This paper contrasts the appropriateness of the 1–9 scale with other alternative 9-nit scales also used in AHP, by… CONTINUE READING
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