Pub. online:1 Jan 2001Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 12, Issue 1 (2001), pp. 89–100
The new method for the construction of partial order on the set of multicriteria alternatives is presented. This method belongs to the family of Verbal Decision Analysis methods and gives a more efficient means of problem solution. The method is based on psychologically valid operations for information elicitation from a decision maker: comparisons of two distances between the evaluations on the ordinal scales of two criteria. The information received from a decision maker is used for the construction of a binary relation between a pair of alternatives which yields preference, indifference and incomparability relations. The notion of a method decisive power is introduced. The illustrative example is given.