Uses and misuses of multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) in environmental decision making.

@article{Steele2009UsesAM,
  title={Uses and misuses of multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) in environmental decision making.},
  author={Katie Steele and Yohay Carmel and J. Cross and Chris Wilcox},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={26-33}
}
We focus on a class of multicriteria methods that are commonly used in environmental decision making--those that employ the weighted linear average algorithm (and this includes the popular analytic hierarchy process (AHP)). While we do not doubt the potential benefits of using formal decision methods of this type, we draw attention to the consequences of not using them well. In particular, we highlight a property of these methods that should not be overlooked when they are applied in… CONTINUE READING
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