Published Dec 26, 2017
William Wedley


Saaty’s 1977 article is his first comprehensive publication of the ideas behind AHP. He reveals his creativity in a new method for ratio measurement that includes pairwise ratio matrices, derived ratio scales from those matrices, and checks on the consistency of data.  His ingenuity in using ratio measures is revealed by the use of hierarchical structures to display priorities and then a rescaling of them in a manner that allows synthesis for a composite ratio result. Face validity is provided by many supporting examples and mathematical validity is provided by the solution to many theorems.



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AHP, decision making, pairwise comparisons, eigenvalue, consistgency

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How to Cite
Wedley, W. (2017). SAATY 1977: THE BUILDING BLOCKS. International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, 9(3). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.13033/ijahp.v9i3.532