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Abstract

This paper presents a critical analysis of the multiple-criteria decision aid (MCDA) methodology using modern epistemological instruments. Particular attention is paid to the problem of information precision and uncertainty and to the essential distinction between the concepts of choice and decision. Since it is maintained that the respect of subjectivity in decision aid is of fundamental importance, the analysis includes the main approaches by which MCDA methods attempt to take the subjective component of the decision maker into account, indicating some characteristics which may be desirable in an MCDA model for this purpose.

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Authors: MUNDA G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Vol. 2 (1993) pp. 41-55
Record Number: 199311453 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en