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Definite

A System to Support DEcisions on a FINITE Set of Alternatives. User Manual

Series: Environment & Management, Vol. 3

Janssen, R., van Herwijnen, M.

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994, IX, 219 p.

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DEFINITE is a decision support software package that improves the quality of environmental decision making since it:
-structures the decision process;
-makes full use of available information;
-provides a rational, responsible and justifiable decision that is open for external review; and
allows the exploration of all the options by the use of `what if?' scenarios. DEFINITE is, in fact, a whole toolkit of methods that can be used on a wide variety of problems. If there is a problem to be solved and alternative solutions can be identified, then DEFINITE can weigh up the alternatives and assess the most reasonable option. The system contains a number of methods for supporting problem definition as well as graphical and other methods to support representation. In the assessment of the problem, DEFINITE can support priority allocation in a number of ways. DEFINITE can deal with all types of alternatives, thanks to the inclusion of five different multicriteria methods, as well as cost–benefit and cost–effectiveness analysis. Related procedures such as weight assessment, standardization, discounting, and a wide variety of methods for sensitivity analysis are also available. DEFINITE – allowing for fifty alternatives and fifty effects – supports the whole decision process, from problem definition to report generation. The structured approach adopted ensures that the decisions arrived at are systematic and consistent.
The full version of DEFINITE comprises:
-The book Multiobjective Decision Support for Environmental Management;
-The DEFINITE User Manual;
-The DEFINITE software package; and
-A helpdesk for user support.

Content Level » Research

Related subjects » Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Environmental Management - Operations Research & Decision Theory

Table of contents 

Part 1: Getting Started. 1. Setting Up DEFINITE. 2. Tutorial. Part 2: Reference Manual 3. Procedures of the Main Menu and Utilities. 4. Problem Definition Procedures. 5. Problem Presentation Procedures. 6. Problem Evaluation Procedures. 7. Sensitivity Analysis Procedures. 8. Report Generation. Part 3: Examples from the Practice of Environmental Decision Making. 9. Introduction to the Examples. 10. The Forest and Timber Inquiry in Australia. 11. Soil Conservation in Maphutseng, Lesotho. 12. Environmental Effects of Electricity Production in the Netherlands. 13. Siting Nuclear Plants in the Netherlands. Appendix: Technical Manual.

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