||d-SSYS: A Computer Model for the Evaluation of Competing Alternatives (for Microcomputers).
Klee, A. J. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Research management ;
Decision making ;
Research projects ;
Resource allocation ;
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||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.
||The software is contained on 5 1/4-inch diskette, double density (360K), compatible with the IBM PC microcomputer. The diskettes are in the ASCII format. Price includes documentation, PB88-234182.
|NTIS Title Notes
||70E#; 70B; 62