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Main Title Decisions with multiple objectives : preferences and value tradeoffs /
Author Keeney, Ralph L.,
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Raiffa, Howard,
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 1993
OCLC Number 26546335
ISBN 0521441854; 9780521441858; 0521438837; 9780521438834
Subjects Multiple criteria decision making ; Multicriteria analyse ; Besliskunde ; Entscheidungstheorie--(DE-588)4138606-1 ; Prise de dcision--Modèles mathématiques ; Utilité (conomie politique) ; âEvaluation du risque ; Analyse multivarie ; Dcision multicritère ; Statistische Entscheidungstheorie ; Prise de dâecision--Modáeles mathâematiques ; Utilitâe (âeconomie politique) ; Analyse multivariâee ; Dâecision multicritáere ; Prise dâecision
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EHBM  T57.95.K43 1993 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 07/16/2012
Collation xix, 569 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Originally published: New York : Wiley, 1976. Includes bibliographical references (p. 549-560) and index.
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The problem -- The structuring of objectives -- Tradeoffs under certainty -- Unidimensional utility theory -- Multiattribute preferences under uncertainty: the two-attribute case -- Multiattribute preferences under uncertainty: more than two attributes -- Illustrative applications -- Airport development for Mexico City: a case study -- Preferences over time -- Aggregation of individual preferences. Many of the complex problems faced by decision makers involve multiple conflicting objectives. This book describes how a confused decision maker, who wishes to make a reasonable and responsible choice among alternatives, can systematically probe his true feelings in order to make those critically important, vexing tradeoffs between incommensurable objectives. The theory is illustrated by many real concrete examples taken from a host of disciplinary settings. The standard approach in decision theory or decision analysis specifies a simplified single objective like monetary return to maximize. By generalizing from the single objective case to the multiple objective case, this book considerably widens the range of applicability of decision analysis.