Multiple Criteria Decision Making
Masud, Abu S.M.
Ravindran, A. Ravi
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A. Masud and A. Ravindran, 'Multiple Criteria Decision Making," in Operations Research and Management Science Handbook, edited by A. Ravindran (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press Taylor an Francis Group, 2008), Chapter 5 (1-35).
Decision problems often exhibit these characteristics: the presence of multiple, conflicting criteria for judging alternatives and the need for making compromises of trade-offs regarding the outcomes of alternative courses of action. This chapter covers some of the practical methods available for helping make better decisions for these types of problems.