That is not the Analytic Hierarchy Process: what the AHP is and what it is not

Thomas Saaty
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh
United States

Publication date: Nov, 1997

Journal: Journal of Multi‐Criteria Decision Analysis
Vol.: 6- Issue: 6- Pages: 324-335

Abstract: There are two basic principles that are totally missed by Salo and Hamalaninen in their attempt to reformulate the AHP, which is based on ratio scales, to fit multiattribute value theory, which is based on interval scales.

Keywords: AHP, Ratio scale, Analytic Hierarchy Process