A Comparison of the Multi-criteria Decision-Making Methods for the Selection of Researchers


KAYA G. K., ÖZTÜRK F.

Global Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Its Application Areas (GJCIE), ELECTR NETWORK, 14 - 15 August 2020, pp.147-159 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-76724-2_12
  • Country: ELECTR NETWORK
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-159
  • Keywords: Decision-making, VIKOR, TOPSIS, MOORA, Researcher selection
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Multi-criteria decision-making methods (MCDM) have been introduced to make effective decisions under conflicting criteria. This study used AHP-based VIKOR, TOPSIS, and MOORA methods to select two researchers among the twenty-six alternative candidates and to compare the findings of the different MCDM methods. The results showed that the AHP-based VIKOR and TOPSIS methods suggested the selection of the same candidates. However, different methods sorted the candidates in a significantly different order. This study reveals that MCDM methods might not always propose the same solution, although they are still useful in effective decision-making and easy to apply.