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An Essay on How Judgment and Measurement are Different in Science and in Decision Making

Thomas L. Saaty


In decision making the priority scales are derived objectively after subjective judgments are made, and they reflect the importance of the influences we considered. The process is the opposite of what is done in the physical sciences where the subjectivity of interpreting the final number comes at the end.


AHP decision making; priorities; judgment; objective science; subjective science

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