A Compact Review of Multi-criteria Decision Analysis Uncertainty Techniques

Report No. ARL-TR-6340
Authors: John W. Gerdes and Eric Spero
Date/Pages: February 2013; 36 pages
Abstract: Multiple criteria decision analysis is widely used in a variety of fields, and offers a normative technique to justification of a decision. In most real decisions, uncertainty will be present, and the techniques for dealing with uncertainty are varied and depend on the properties of the decision to be made. This work summarizes a variety of relevant techniques and provides some commentary about their history, intended applications, strengths, and weaknesses. This work is intended to introduce the techniques and provide the novice with an overview of some available methods. For each of the techniques presented, a wealth of sources are cited for more detailed study so that a chosen method may be applied to a decision of interest.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: February 1, 2013