Decision support systems for solving discrete multicriteria decision making problems

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Stewart, Theodor J en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Van Dyk, Theron Van Zyl en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-25T17:00:54Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-25T17:00:54Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Dyk, T. 1992. Decision support systems for solving discrete multicriteria decision making problems. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14300
dc.description Includes bibliography. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was the design and implementation of an interactive decision support system, assisting a single decision maker in reaching a satisfactory decision when faced by a multicriteria decision making problem. There are clearly two components involved in designing such a system, namely the concept of decision support systems (DSS) and the area of multicriteria decision making (MCDM). The multicriteria decision making environment as well as the definitions of the multicriteria decision making concepts used, are discussed in chapter 1. Chapter 2 gives a brief historical review on MCDM, highlighting the origins of some of the more well-known methods for solving MCDM problems. A detailed discussion of interactive decision making is also given. Chapter 3 is concerned with the DSS concept, including a historical review thereof, a framework for the design of a DSS, various development approaches as well as the components constituting a decision support system. In chapter 4, the possibility of integrating the two concepts, MCDM and DSS, are discussed. A detailed discussion of various methodologies for solving MCDM problems is given in chapter 5. Specific attention is given to identifying the methodologies to be implemented in the DSS. Chapter 6 can be seen as a theoretical description of the system developed, while Chapter 7 is concerned with the evaluation procedures used for testing the system. A final summary and concluding remarks are given in Chapter 8. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Statistical Sciences en_ZA
dc.subject.other Decision making systems en_ZA
dc.title Decision support systems for solving discrete multicriteria decision making problems en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Statistical Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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