Aggregating Individual Preferences in the Analytic Hierarchy Process Applied to the 1983 Battelle TAV Study.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This thesis showed that the Analytical Hierarchy Process AHP group priority vector was independent of three aggregation techniques geometric mean input, arithmetic mean vector output, and majority rule output. The AHP concistency index was correlated Kendalls Tau with Kendalls Coefficient of Consistence when the AHP inputs were converted to a voting matrix - 0, 12, 1 for each pairwise comparison. Minor respondent dissatisfaction with the AHP priority vector suggested that the scale in surveys should be presented to reflect the ratio versus interval scale. Eleven judges from the 1983 Trans-Atmospheric Vechile TAV steering committee participated. They completed pairwise comparisons throughout a revised hierarchy of the 1983 Battelle TAV study, The study includes Apple Pascal computer codes to manipulate the input files. Keywords Dicision making, Hierarchy, Micro-computer, Weighting, Priorities, Aggregation, Consistency.
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