The Unknown: What to Do About It

Level: Intermediate
Type: Document

Thomas Saaty
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
United States

Abstract: The document is from Thomas Saaty's unpublished book "New Mathematics and Measurement for the Physical, Social and Life Sciences" finished in 2004. This is chapter 2 of the book - The Unknown: What to Do About It This chapter deals with the following ideas: -Augmenting a hierarchic or network structure of a decision at different levels and several times as the need may be with a hypothetical element or criterion called “other” to help the expert who may be unsure of his structure to attribute influence to what may have been left out of the model that is unknown -Illustrating and testing the stability of a decision with respect to the “other”

Topics: AHP, ANP, Decision making