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The Impact of the Scale Elements Alteration on Priorities in Analytic Hierarchy Process Technique

International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence

Volume 5 Issue 1

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Mohammad Azadfallah | Author(s) Affiliation: Researcher, Buss Studies & Development Office, Saipayadak, Islamic Republic of Iran
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The present study, presents a comparative analysis of different measurement scales adopted in Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), by testing them versus a problem with a known composite answers. Then experimentally, the impact of the different measurement scale elements alteration from three aspects: 1. The limited scale upper bound (up to 9), 2. Changing the scale parameters (a parameters), and 3. Changing the system numbers (from 1, 3…9, to 2, 4…10) on priorities are investigated. The results show that the linear measurement scale has the best performance in comparison to other scales.

Keywords: AHP, Measurement Scale, Scale Elements Alteration

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