The Analytic Hierarchy Process (hereafter AHP) is a popular multi-criteria decision making technique. The extant AHP literature usually depicts the geometric mean or the arithmetic mean as a measure of aggregation to process group decisions. However, both these measures are subject to the influence of extreme opinions, and aggregations based on them may not accurately portray the true group preference. In this paper, we propose the Common Priority Vector Procedure, which accentuates the majority group preference and diminishes the influence of extreme individual opinions. The method has been further extended to deal with multi-actor, multi-criteria and multi-group decisions. The development of Common Priority Vector Procedure, presented here, has been motivated by a real case study presented towards the end of the paper.
- Decision analysis
- Group decision
- Common Priority Vector Procedure
- multi-criteria decision making