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A Comprehensive Collection of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) Methods

posted on 24.03.2021, 11:03 by Romans Kirenskis, Craig Lawson
A comprehensive collection of the Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) methods as of March 2021. Included in the collection:

- The complete list of existing MADM methods representing a subset of MCDA methods dedicated to Choice problems.

- An incomplete set of MODM methods representing a subset of MCDA methods dedicated to Design & Optimization problems.

- A list of Miscellaneous items that may either use, depend upon, or be confused with the MCDA methods, including: Decision Support Systems, individual mathematical tools.

For each entry the recorded information includes: code name/abbreviation, full name, original reference, publication year. MADM methods also include basic description.

- Historical analysis of the MCDA method development trends, expressed in number of new methods introduced per decade.

- Partial (20%) application of the universal Problem-Based Characterization Approach (ProBCA) for the MCDA methods for validation purposes. ProBCA is dedicated to enable characterizing the entire variety of MCDA methods using a single system of problem-related parameters.

- Problem-based parameters used to characterize the MCDA methods using ProBCA.


None (supported by Cranfield University)


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