Response to holder's comments on the Analytic Hierarchy Process: response to the response to the response

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

Publication date: Oct, 1991

Journal: Journal of the Operational Research Society
Vol.: 42- Issue: 10- Pages: 918-924

Abstract: It would have been fitting and proper were Holder, in his call for more validation of the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), to have validated his own vague suggestions for a better optics experiment with chairs; a power scale to fulfil his desire for non-linearity, and its credibility in applications; a proposal to always preserve rank; and a plan to use my semantic scale for an as yet unspecified power scale with what base and what powers.

Keywords: AHP