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REVIEW OF DIFFERENT METHODS FOR DERIVING WEIGHTS IN THE ANALYTIC HIERARCHY PROCESS

Ali El Hefnawy, Ahmed Soliman Mohammed

Abstract


The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a multi-criteria decision making technique developed to solve both single and group decision making problems. In AHP, the approach that has been proposed by Saaty to derive priority weights by using the eigenvector method (EVM) had it's drawbacks immediately after its publication in 1980's, and since then various methods were developed as alternatives. This paper presents an extensive review of various methods for deriving priority weights in AHP, including group decision making, and focuses on comparison of each method with the EVM. The results of the comparison reveal that each method has its advantages and disadvantages, and should be used depending on the application.

http://dx.doi.org/10.13033/ijahp.v6i1.226


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13033/ijahp.v6i1.226