Brief intro about Analytic Hierarchy Process(AHP)

Brief intro about Analytic Hierarchy Process(AHP)

Analytic Hierarchy Process(AHP) is a kind of methodology to help decision making. It is used for decision scenario which we have to evaluate several choices against multiple criteria.

Example problem:

(from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytic_hierarchy_process)

For such problem, we may simply subjectively set a criteria weight, and for each criteria we give a score for all options, and finally calculate a final score for all options for evaluation.

What AHP can help on such problem

AHP can help to provide a more consistent method to evaluate the criteria weight, and we can validate the consistency. And for each criteria perspective choices ranking, AHP can provide a more consistent method to rank options. And again, the consistency can be validated.

More details about how AHP works can be found on Google/Wiki if you are interested. I also found a tutorial, https://mi.boku.ac.at/ahp/ahptutorial.pdf , which talking about AHP and I think it is quite well for understanding the idea.

 

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