Dealing with Uncertainty in the Analysis and Reporting of MCDA

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to provide guidance regarding the various types and sources of uncertainty that influence the outcome of a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) model. For each MCDA step, i.e., structuring, scoring, weighting, and aggregating, we will describe sources of uncertainty and point to methods to deal with these uncertainties. Also the use of sensitivity analyses and the relevance of qualifying and quantifying uncertainty in MCDA will be discussed. The consideration of uncertainty is a difficult but important balancing act between capturing the complex uncertainties of the decision and keeping the MCDA comprehensible for decision makers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulti-Criteria Decision Analysis to Support Healthcare Decisions
EditorsKevin Marsh, Mireille Goetghebeur, Praveen Thokala, Rob Baltussen
PublisherSpringer
Chapter5
Pages67-85
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-47540-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-47538-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2017

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Keywords

  • Decision Maker
  • Analytic Hierarchy Process
  • Parameter Uncertainty
  • Structural Uncertainty
  • Confidence Bound

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Groothuis-Oudshoorn, C. G. M., Broekhuizen, H., & van Til, J. (2017). Dealing with Uncertainty in the Analysis and Reporting of MCDA. In K. Marsh, M. Goetghebeur, P. Thokala, & R. Baltussen (Eds.), Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Support Healthcare Decisions (pp. 67-85). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47540-0_5
Groothuis-Oudshoorn, Catharina G.M. ; Broekhuizen, Henk ; van Til, Janine. / Dealing with Uncertainty in the Analysis and Reporting of MCDA. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Support Healthcare Decisions. editor / Kevin Marsh ; Mireille Goetghebeur ; Praveen Thokala ; Rob Baltussen. Springer, 2017. pp. 67-85
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Groothuis-Oudshoorn, CGM, Broekhuizen, H & van Til, J 2017, Dealing with Uncertainty in the Analysis and Reporting of MCDA. in K Marsh, M Goetghebeur, P Thokala & R Baltussen (eds), Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Support Healthcare Decisions. Springer, pp. 67-85. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47540-0_5

Dealing with Uncertainty in the Analysis and Reporting of MCDA. / Groothuis-Oudshoorn, Catharina G.M.; Broekhuizen, Henk; van Til, Janine.

Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Support Healthcare Decisions. ed. / Kevin Marsh; Mireille Goetghebeur; Praveen Thokala; Rob Baltussen. Springer, 2017. p. 67-85.

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Groothuis-Oudshoorn CGM, Broekhuizen H, van Til J. Dealing with Uncertainty in the Analysis and Reporting of MCDA. In Marsh K, Goetghebeur M, Thokala P, Baltussen R, editors, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Support Healthcare Decisions. Springer. 2017. p. 67-85 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47540-0_5