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Main Title d-SSYS: A Computer Model for the Evaluation of Competing Alternatives (for Microcomputers).
Author Klee, A. J. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Mar 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/SW/DK-89/026;
Stock Number PB89-170195
Additional Subjects Models-Simulation ; Research management ; Decision making ; Competition ; Research projects ; Evaluation ; Diskettes ; Resource allocation ; Priorities ; L=Fortran ; Assembly ; H=IBM PC
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-170195 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/24/1989
Collation 1 diskette
The study was instigated to develop a computer model that quantitatively evaluates competing research and development projects, and assists in prioritizing such projects when resources are not sufficient to conduct all of them. An evaluation model was developed, based upon existing multiattribute utility theory but with some modification and innovation. The model, with user input, helps determine the relative weights of the factors or criteria used to evaluate the projects under consideration, and, again with user input, determines the utility function for each of the attributes. A unique feature of the model is that it incorporates uncertainties of three types (1) those dealing with the factor weights, (2) those dealing with the worth of each project with respect to each factor, and (3) those dealing with the utilities of the attributes. The model is sufficiently general so that it may be applied to any problem of competing alternatives. Software Description: The software is written in the FORTRAN and Assembly languages for use on an IBM PC or compatible machines using DOS 2.0+ operating system.