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Towards qualitative approaches to multi-stage decision making

Régis Sabbadin, Hélène Fargier, Jérôme Lang
1998 International Journal of Approximate Reasoning  
In this paper we propose a generalisation to multi-stage decision making of Dubois and Prade's qualitative decision theory.  ...  Our framework is a qualitative, possibilistic counterpart to Markov decision processes, and the computation of an optimal policy is done in a way similar to dynamic programming.  ...  Apart from Dubois and Prade's possibilistic approach to one-stage decision making, some authors have considered more or less qualitative approaches to decision, either one-stage or multi-stage.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0888-613x(98)10019-1 fatcat:frqf5rgj5jbhtciwt76kklxolu

Multi Criteria Decision-Making Method: An Overview of Application in Project Appraisal

Mostafa KERAMAIKERMAN
2020 International Journal of Social Relevance & Concern  
The author has undertaken a literature review to examine the MCDM applicability in different contextual settings as well as the methods that are used as part of the decision-making process associated with  ...  a multi-criteria decision making.  ...  It is obvious that the traditional and qualitative decision-making method is only able to consider one criterion, while the MCDM method is a multidimensional approach, allowing decisionmakers to deal with  ... 
doi:10.26821/ijsrc.8.3.2020.8303 fatcat:sxhwpt5mi5dahn3v4ytnntnorq

A Hierarchical Multi-Attribute System Approach to Personnel Selection

Eva Jereb, Uros Rajkovic, Vladislav Rajkovic
2005 International Journal of Selection and Assessment  
In this paper, an approach to decision making in managing human resources that integrates multi-attribute decision making techniques with expert systems is described.  ...  The approach is based on the explicit articulation of qualitative decision knowledge which is represented by a tree of attributes and decision rules.  ...  Our modeling approach is based on qualitative decision models.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1468-2389.2005.00315.x fatcat:mazxecuxhndunkxkjrjtksg56u

Developing a clinical management tool to evaluate quality

Cathy Burke, Kathy Webster
2013 Nursing management  
decision making and has a high potential for consultation in management areas to remove weak points and to improve strong points.  ...  Then, qualitative multi-attribute decision model was implemented and the data of 50 asthmatic patients referred to Baghiatollah Hospital (Tehran, Iran)for post-treatment evaluationssince January 2012 to  ...  a framework for analyzing decision making-related issues through the following methods: C Structuringanddividing problems into more suitable and manageable parts C Direct approach to possible options  ... 
doi:10.7748/nm2013.05.20.2.14.e1041 pmid:23734415 fatcat:b3ecxheh4ffobdpguefiax63wu

Page 392 of Human Resources Abstracts Vol. 40, Issue 3 [page]

2005 Human Resources Abstracts  
Keywords: communication; decision making; managers; organizational practice; response; theory building This article reports results of a qualitative study that examined communication chal- lenges that  ...  decision makers experience during the response stage of crisis manage- ment.  ... 

A combined methodology for supplier selection and performance evaluation

Mithat Zeydan, Cüneyt Çolpan, Cemal Çobanoğlu
2011 Expert systems with applications  
As a result, comparing with the present system applied by the car factory, the new method seems to be some advantages and superiorities for making the decision in buying the quality car luggage side part  ...  The new approach considers both qualitative and quantitative variables in evaluating performance for selection of suppliers based on efficiency and effectiveness in one of the biggest car manufacturing  ...  The supplier selection problem is complicated and risky, owing to a variety of qualitative and quantitative factors affecting the decision making process.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2010.08.064 fatcat:kb5g5grqbfcazdazfpnwzh3gnq

A Struggle of Multi-level Governance: Promoting Renewable Energy in Indonesia

Jens Marquardt
2014 Energy Procedia  
This leads to the following research question: How does the multi-level governance framework in a decentralized country like Indonesia affect efforts for a transition towards renewable energy?  ...  A shift towards renewable energy is a complex, multi-dimensional policy goal that involves national and subnational actors within a multi-level governance system -especially in heavily decentralized countries  ...  A multi-level governance perspective is vital to highlight patterns of coordination and interaction between various levels of decision-making relevant for changing the electricity regime towards renewable  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.413 fatcat:5x5ij53wrrgtrenxbszk34tfzu

Combinatorial Optimization Model for Group Decision-Making

Dilian Korsemov, Daniela Borissova, Ivan Mustakerov
2018 Cybernetics and Information Technologies  
The obtained results show the practical applicability of the proposed combinatorial optimization model for group decision-making.  ...  In the article a combinatorial optimization model for group decision-making problem is proposed. The described model relies on extended simple additive weighting model.  ...  An approach recognized as a suitable tool for group decision making problems is Multi-Attribute Decision Making (MADM).  ... 
doi:10.2478/cait-2018-0028 fatcat:qxgdmwtevbbzpdat5jwo2jnn4m

809571_supp_mat – Supplemental material for Perspectives of people with dementia and carers on advance care planning and end-of-life care: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies

Marcus Sellars, Olivia Chung, Linda Nolte, Allison Tong, Dimity Pond, Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh, Fran McInerney, Craig Sinclair, Karen M Detering
2018 Figshare  
Supplemental material, 809571_supp_mat for Perspectives of people with dementia and carers on advance care planning and end-of-life care: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies  ...  ] Nursing home Moderate to severe dementia NS Naturalistic approach Qualitative focus groups (Krueger method) Qualitative content analysis End-of-Life decision making Shanle y  ...  approach Qualitative focus groups Qualitative content analysis End-of Life decision making Study Coun try No. of Perso n with deme ntia Person with dementia age (mean [range  ... 
doi:10.25384/sage.7343516 fatcat:2jkzaxcy7bgshkr2vtqgx3bmuu

META-SYNTHESIS SYSTEM APPROACH TO KNOWLEDGE SCIENCE

JIFA GU, XIJIN TANG
2007 International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making  
related to the macroeconomic decision making and some decision makers with high responsibility may also be invited for group argumentation and decision making.  ...  At this stage, quantitative analysis is fulfilled based on qualitative hypothesis. • Synchronous Stage II At this stage, not only experts with different knowledge but decision-makers from different offices  ... 
doi:10.1142/s0219622007002629 fatcat:axnjeruhgfhphea7r2arekhhpa

A Multi-Criteria Decision Support Concept for Selecting the Optimal Contractor

Ivan Marović, Monika Perić, Tomaš Hanak
2021 Applied Sciences  
to similar decision-making problems where sustainable decisions are needed.  ...  The challenge of addressing them at the same time can be modelled as a multi-criteria decision-making problem.  ...  As it is a multi-criteria problem, the use of any multi-criteria decision-making method seems to be the right choice if the decision-maker is aiming toward a consistent decision-making process from beginning  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11041660 fatcat:kbcc3j7qnjhmzcwkk6c5fwvxgm

UNCERTAINTY IDENTIFICATION IN NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Mahesh Caisucar, Rajesh P. Gaonkar
2018 Industrial Engineering Journal  
Hence the new product development is basically a Multi Attribute Decision Making (MADM) problem.  ...  This paper aims at investigating various factors affecting the new product development, and uncertainties associated with these factors, which are required to be tackled with multi attribute decision making  ...  Hence the New Product Development (NPD) is basically a Multi Attribute Decision Making (MADM) problem.  ... 
doi:10.26488/iej.10.12.86 fatcat:ub7lyrublbd2reovkksykitkvu

MODEL-DRIVEN PRODUCT SERVICE SYSTEMS DESIGN: THE MODEL-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT AND DECISION SUPPORT (MD3S) APPROACH

Alessandro Bertoni, Tobias Larsson, Johan Wall, Christian Johansson Askling
2021 Proceedings of the Design Society  
The approach is meant to ultimately drive the development and implementation of a simulation environment for cross-functional and multi-disciplinary decision making in PSS, named Model-Driven Decision  ...  The paper provides a high-level overview of the approach describing the different stages and activities, and provides references to external scientific contributions for more exhaustive descriptions of  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The research has received financial support from the Swedish Knowledge and Competence Development Foundation through the Model-Driven Development and Decision Support research profile  ... 
doi:10.1017/pds.2021.475 fatcat:2bpgg4u3qjealkelpkirrbynfi

A Hybridized Competency-Based Teacher Candidate Selection System

R. Ramli, M. I. Ghazali, H. Ibrahim, M. M. Kasim, F. M. Kamal, S.Vikneswari
2013 Zenodo  
In Malaysia, the decision making in the selection process involves a few stages: Initial filtering through academic achievement, taking entry examination and going through an interview session.  ...  Therefore, this study sought to identify the selection criteria for teacher candidates that form the basis for an efficient multi-criteria teacher-candidate selection model for that last stage.  ...  Subsequently, the AHP was opted for use in this multi-criteria decision making problem as it is suitable for comparing two decision elements at a time (Islam & Shuib, 2005) .  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1056503 fatcat:iay7de2j7vdpljhggant6slo5a

Knowledge-intensive collaborative decision support for design processes: A hybrid decision support model and agent

Xuan F. Zha, Ram D. Sriram, Marco G. Fernandez, Farrokh Mistree
2008 Computers in industry (Print)  
The developed methodology and framework are generic and flexible enough to be used in a variety of decision problems.  ...  The developed hybrid robust design decision-support model quantitatively incorporates qualitative design knowledge and preferences of multiple, conflicting attributes stored in a knowledge repository so  ...  This is actually a multi-criteria decision-making problem.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.compind.2008.07.009 fatcat:f3tmeuug5vbzvazhbqbwr5y64u
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