International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Evaluation and Decision Models

A Critical Perspective

Authors: Bouyssou, D., Marchant, T., Pirlot, M., Perny, P., Tsoukias, A., Vincke, P.

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1. 1 Motivations Deciding is a very complex and difficult task. Some people even argue that our ability to make decisions in complex situations is the main feature that distinguishes us from animals (it is also common to say that laughing is the main difference). Nevertheless, when the task is too complex or the interests at stake are too important, it quite often happens that we do not know or we are not sure what to decide and, in many instances, we resort to a decision support technique: an informal one-we toss a coin, we ask an oracle, we visit an astrologer, we consult an expert, we think-or a formal one. Although informal decision support techniques can be of interest, in this book, we will focus on formal ones. Among the latter, we find some well-known decision support techniques: cost-benefit analysis, multiple criteria decision analysis, decision trees, . . . But there are many other ones, sometimes not presented as decision support techniques, that help making decisions. Let us cite but a few examples. • When the director of a school must decide whether a given student will pass or fail, he usually asks each teacher to assess the merits of the student by means of a grade. The director then sums the grades and compares the result to a threshold. • When a bank must decide whether a given client will obtain a credit or not, a technique, called credit scoring, is often used.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bouyssou, Denis (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Choosing on the Basis of Several Opinions: The Example of Voting

    Bouyssou, Denis (et al.)

    Pages 7-28

  • Building and Aggregating Evaluations: The Example of Grading Students

    Bouyssou, Denis (et al.)

    Pages 29-52

  • Constructing Measures: The Example of Indicators

    Bouyssou, Denis (et al.)

    Pages 53-71

  • Assessing Competing Projects: The Example of Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Bouyssou, Denis (et al.)

    Pages 73-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evaluation and Decision Models
Book Subtitle
A Critical Perspective
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1593-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1593-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7250-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5631-8
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 274
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