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Decision Making Models Experience

What is your experience with decision making models? Thank you for your help.

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Decision making is a mix of science and art.

It should include the following six steps:

1. Define the problem, characterizing the general purpose of your decision.

2. Identify the criteria, specifying the goals or objectives that you want to be able to accomplish.

3. Weight the criteria, deciding the relative importance of the goals.

4. Generate alternatives, identifying possible courses of action that might accomplish your various goals.

5. Rate each alternative on each criterion, assessing the extent to which each action would accomplish each goal.

6. Compute the optimal decision, evaluating each alternative by multiplying the expected effectiveness of each alternative with respect to a criterion times the weight of the criterion, then adding up the expected value of the alternative with respect to all criteria.

We can then pick the alternative with the highest expected ...

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Almost 600 words on an expert's tips in mixing art and science to make good decisions.