Talk:Multiple-criteria decision analysis

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Revising the MCDA/MCDM article[edit]

We have been discussing the idea of making contributions to the article MCDA/MCDM in Wikipedia in the lists of the International Society on MCDM and INFORMS Section on MCDM. Many colleagues contributed to these discussions and we prepared a structure which can be accessed at (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3612186/WikiStructureJune.pdf). Leading researchers of different areas have committed to develop related parts.

To start the process, Pekka Korhonen, Jyrki Wallenius and myself have written a long introduction that caters to the developed structure. It is designed to naturally lead to the additional contributions in different areas, especially those mentioned in the structure.

I thought of either incorporating this into the current MCDA article or publishing a new article on MCDM in Wikipedia.

If we incorporate it within the current MCDA article, we need to replace background, general form, and classification. We can keep the current list of MCDA methods. Once we publish the new version, we can all go over it and improve it.

It seems more reasonable to me to have a single MCDA/MCDM article along the above guidelines. Before making any changes, I would like to hear your opinions.

Murat Koksalan President, INFORMS Section on MCDM

President Elect, International Society on MCDM Koksalan (talk) 18:45, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

There is certainly room for improvement in Wikipedia's coverage of MCDA/MCDM. I am far from an expert on the subject matter, but I rather agree that one article would be best. Also you should remember that Wikipedia is mainly an encyclopedia for general audiences, so articles should not be too long or too technical. Probably nobody will object too much to whatever you choose to do. It is important that whomever is working on the article has some Wikipedia skills, or is willing to develop them. There are two kinds of these skills: Technical skills, involving how to make the page appear as you want it to, how to cite sources, etc., and what might be called "cultural" skills, involving what is seen as proper behavior by the mass of other editors. I am wondering what is the Wikipedia skill level of the people who plan to work on the article. (I am a possible source of assistance if the skills are light or absent.) Lou Sander (talk) 03:23, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
We have been warning each other to make the articles as nontechnical and as short as possible. Wikipedia skills of many of us are probably quite poor. I am currently working on transforming the 'Introduction' article (written as a Word document) into the Wikipedia format. I am delighted with the help offer and intend to make full use of it. Once the Introduction part is launched, the rest will hopefully follow soon. Koksalan (talk) 08:00, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Additional Types of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis[edit]

There are a number of other multi-criteria decision analysis techniques that could be added to this page. decision-matrix method and Mission-Oriented Analysis are two that come to mind.

Are there any objections to adding these to the list?

Thopper 12:53, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

External links[edit]

I've removed the following external links from this article per WP:EL. If any of these websites are used as references for the content of the article, please see Wikipedia:Footnotes to see how to link the reference to the text.


I'm not the one who removed the above-named links, but I'm in sympathy with the notion of eliminating all the article's links to commercial software. Does anyone else have anything to say on the subject? Lou Sander (talk) 20:08, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Disaggregation/Aggregation methods[edit]

There seems to be no article for them yet. I'll try to start a write-up on them based on what I studied in university, as well as some articles I have across. Any help would be greatly appreciated. SentientContrarian (talk) 11:18, 1 April 2012 (UTC)