Policy analysis on the fly with an online multicriteria cardinal ranking tool

Larsson A, Fasth T, Wärnhjelm M, Ekenberg L, & Danielson M (2018). Policy analysis on the fly with an online multicriteria cardinal ranking tool. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis DOI:10.1002/mcda.1634. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper reports upon the deliverables and learnings from a project within decision analysis for participatory planning and policy analysis on the municipal level. The project aimed to develop and utilize an online multicriteria decision analysis tool for evaluations of policy alternatives with respect to municipal commercial development policies, acknowledging the objectives and preferences from various local and national stakeholders. The tool itself relied solely on that the users supplied cardinal ranking statements in the appraisal of alternatives and in the ranking of criteria and the surrounding method has been used in three cases. In each case, several significant insights obtained in the decision-modelling workshops were emphasized by the participants. The better understanding of the general decision situation, preference structures, and possible strategies was highly appreciated. The perception was also that this enabled a better understanding of conflicting issues, even when these were not entirely resolved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Criteria rankings; Decision tool; Group decision making; Imprecise information; Policymaking; Urban planning
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2018 06:10
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 06:10
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/15237

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