By Oleg I. Larichev, David L. Olson
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Aggregating dollars across all criteria by addition also infers that all seven types of dollars are the same in value. 28 Methods and Decision Processes: Normative and Descriptive Multiattribute utility (Keeney and Raiffa, 1976) combines all criteria, but in terms of utility (or value) rather than in monetary terms. The utility of possible values on each criterion is determined without consideration of alternatives. Nonlinear utility functions are allowed, providing for cases where, for instance, 100 deaths are worse than 50 deaths, but not twice as bad.
In the situation of incomparability, the decisionmaker could use different strategies. First, he/she could again analyze the difference in the evaluation for both alternatives. If, for example, the decision-maker could accept that the difference in the evaluation on the Socioeconomic criterion is not really that significant, the Tennessee site is identified as the best alternative. , 1991) could be used. To resolve the problem of incomparability, a new, more attractive option is sought that is better than the original two.
Optionyl has the criteria estimations of the "California" alternative. So, the two options in the pair have different evaluations on only two criteria. , 1978) demonstrate that people are quite reliable in making comparisons of this type. This information could be presented in the following way: Criterion Expected deaths Aesthetic impact Biological Socioeconomic Construction cost Operating cost Risk New Mexico much less $4 million equal low normal high equal Y1. much more $4 million equal low normal moderate equal Advantage New Mexico neither neither neither neither yl neither Comparing the options in the pair, the decision-maker defines his/her preferences between the worst disadvantage of "New Mexico" and that of "yl".
Multiple Criteria Analysis in Strategic Siting Problems by Oleg I. Larichev, David L. Olson