GROUP DECISION SYSTEMS FOR RANKING AND SELECTION - An Application to the Accreditation of Doping Control Laboratories

Xari Rovira, Núria Agell, Mónica Sánchez, Francesc Prats, Montserrat Ventura

Abstract

This paper presents a qualitative approach for representing and synthesising evaluations given by a team of experts involved in selection or ranking processes. The paper aims at contributing to decision-making analysis in the context of group decision making. A methodology is given for selecting and ranking several alternatives in an accreditation process. Patterns or alternatives are evaluated by each expert in an ordinal scale. Qualitative orders of magnitude spaces are the frame in which these ordinal scales are represented. A representation for the different patterns by means of k-dimensional qualitative orders of magnitude labels is proposed, each of these standing for the conjunction of k labels corresponding to the evaluations considered. A method is given for ranking patterns based on comparing distances against a reference k-dimensional label. The proposed method is applied in a real case in External Quality Assessment Schemes (EQAS) for Doping Control Laboratory contexts.

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in Harvard Style

Rovira X., Agell N., Sánchez M., Prats F. and Ventura M. (2007). GROUP DECISION SYSTEMS FOR RANKING AND SELECTION - An Application to the Accreditation of Doping Control Laboratories . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-972-8865-89-4, pages 82-87. DOI: 10.5220/0002389300820087


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis07,
author={Xari Rovira and Núria Agell and Mónica Sánchez and Francesc Prats and Montserrat Ventura},
title={GROUP DECISION SYSTEMS FOR RANKING AND SELECTION - An Application to the Accreditation of Doping Control Laboratories},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2007},
pages={82-87},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002389300820087},
isbn={978-972-8865-89-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - GROUP DECISION SYSTEMS FOR RANKING AND SELECTION - An Application to the Accreditation of Doping Control Laboratories
SN - 978-972-8865-89-4
AU - Rovira X.
AU - Agell N.
AU - Sánchez M.
AU - Prats F.
AU - Ventura M.
PY - 2007
SP - 82
EP - 87
DO - 10.5220/0002389300820087