Reversing the Perspective on the Applications of Decision Analysis

Raimo P. Hämäläinen
2004 Decision Analysis  
The paper looks into the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the field of the applications based on DA techniques especially MAVT. The need for best practices and bias resistant analysis procedures is pointed out. In most application papers there are no reports on the verification or testing of the procedures used. The internet provides great opportunities in the delivery of DA software and elearning material. Public sites such as the Decisionarium
more » ... .decisionarium.hut.fi) provide encouragement and a low entry level to try value tree analysis in new applications. There are also great opportunities in reaching out the other MCDA communities such as AHP practitioners. Today the need and demand for decision support is perhaps growing most rapidly in environmental problems. A clear trend is also the integration of DA into GIS and other models. Already now many of the applications are published in non-OR/MS subject area journals.
doi:10.1287/deca.1030.0012 fatcat:2gjef7uwhna4hpxppaylbrsvw4