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.