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Comparing aggregation methods in large-scale group AHP: time for the shift to distance-based aggregation – Publication by Zsombor Szádoczki

2022-07-04 10:53:50

The article co-authored by Zsombor Szádoczki was published in the Expert Systems With Applications.

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This paper aims to compare the efficiency of the conventional aggregation methods and the new, distance-based aggregation techniques in simulated and real-world group AHP cases. For the comparison, we not only applied rank correlation methods, but also examined the compatibility among the individual priority vectors of the group and the created common priority vector in the different consensus creation approaches. Results have shown that in small dimensions, both Euclidean Distance-Based Aggregation Method (EDBAM) and Aitchison Distance-Based Aggregation Method (ADBAM) outperform significantly the conventional techniques. In large dimensions, the dominance of EDBAM remains. Since the computational time of the proposed methods (especially EDBAM) is low and EDBAM maintains its efficiency in large-scale group AHP (proven by 96.000 simulation cases) in every possible dimension within the AHP domain, we can state in case of high number of evaluators, distance-based aggregation is a better approach than the conventional methods. 

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