"Procedures For the Evaluation of Conflicts in Rankings of
Computers and Industrial Engineering
Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 35-44, (1999).
Thomas G. Ray and Evangelos Triantaphyllou
A critical problem in decision analysis is how to evaluate the
difference between two or more different rankings of a set of
alternatives. In this paper it is assumed that a group of
decision makers has already established a ranking for each one of
a set of alternatives. Then, the problem examined here is how
to evaluate the differences among these rankings. This problem
does not have a unique solution and thus we consider a number of
alternative approaches. The analysis presented here illustrates
that this problem is not trivial and, moreover, it is associated
with many counter-intuitive issues.
Decision analysis, ranking of alternatives, combinatorics,
conflict resolution, group decision making.