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Investigating Rank Reversal in Reciprocal Fuzzy Preference Relation Based on Additive Consistency: Causes and Solutions

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Investigating Rank Reversal in Reciprocal Fuzzy Preference Relation Based on Additive Consistency: Causes and Solutions

Al Salem, Aqeel Asaad and Awasthi, Anjali (2017) Investigating Rank Reversal in Reciprocal Fuzzy Preference Relation Based on Additive Consistency: Causes and Solutions. Computers & Industrial Engineering . ISSN 03608352 (In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2017.11.027

Abstract

Rank reversal is a common phenomenon in decision making. Rank reversal occurs when a new alternative is added to (or removed from) a set of alternatives, which causes change in the ranking order of the alternatives. This paper studies the possible causes of rank reversal in reciprocal preference relation based on additive consistency. Our investigation reveals that inconsistency of information is the main cause of this phenomena in preference relations followed by ranking score aggregation. We propose score aggregation methods to address the phenomenon of rank reversal. The proposed methods are illustrated using numerical examples. The results are better than other tested methods.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Al Salem, Aqeel Asaad and Awasthi, Anjali
Journal or Publication:Computers & Industrial Engineering
Date:5 December 2017
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1016/j.cie.2017.11.027
Keywords:Preference relation; Multi criteria analysis; Rank Reversal; Additive consistency; AHP
ID Code:983282
Deposited By: DANIELLE DENNIE
Deposited On:06 Dec 2017 18:49
Last Modified:01 Dec 2018 01:01

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