Title A vikor and topsis focused reanalysis of the madm methods based on logarithmic normalization
Authors Zolfani S.H., YAZDANI, MORTEZA , Pamucar D., Zarate P., YAZDANI, MORTEZA
External publication No
Means Facta Univ.-Ser. Mech. Eng.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 2
Area International
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Publication date 01/01/2020
ISI 000580964600001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85092484991
DOI 10.22190/FUME191129016Z
Abstract Decision and policy-makers in multi-criteria decision-making analysis take into account some strategies in order to analyze outcomes and to finally make an effective and more precise decision. Among those strategies, the modification of the normalization process in the multiple-criteria decision-making algorithm is still a question due to the confrontation of many normalization tools. Normalization is the basic action in defining and solving a MADM problem and a MADM model. Normalization is the first, also necessary, step in solving, i.e. the application of a MADM method. It is a fact that the selection of normalization methods has a direct effect on the results. One of the latest normalization methods introduced is the Logarithmic Normalization (LN) method. This new method has a distinguished advantage, reflecting in that a sum of the normalized values of criteria always equals 1. This normalization method had never been applied in any MADM methods before. This research study is focused on the analysis of the classical MADM methods based on logarithmic normalization. VIKOR and TOPSIS, as the two famous MADM methods, were selected for this reanalysis research study. Two numerical examples were checked in both methods, based on both the classical and the novel ways based on the LN. The results indicate that there are differences between the two approaches. Eventually, a sensitivity analysis is also designed to illustrate the reliability of the final results. © 2020 by University of Niš, Serbia | Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND.
Keywords Logarithmic normalization; MADM; Multiple attributes decision-making; Normalization; TOPSIS; VIKOR
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