The Introduction of Negative Values to the Analytic Hierarchy Process

Bertram Schoner
1996 unpublished
The paired comparison approach in AHP assumes that the alternatives being compared are both of positive value with respect to all criteria. But ratio scaled preference implies that an item may not merely have a small value with respect to some criterion, it may have negative value. That is, the attribute may actually reduce the overall value of the alternative. This problem is examined, and the direction of possible solutions discussed.
doi:10.13033/isahp.y1996.074 fatcat:ofrmeg6r4beq5eu7jrazbfaqou