Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) is for assessing trade-offs between multiple criteria (or objectives) in order to rank, prioritize or choose from among alternatives.

The information here is practical and user-oriented; other websites (see below) are devoted to technical details.

In addition, here is a collection of ‘recommended readings’ that we have found useful in MCDM courses we’ve taught.

The process of Multi-Criteria Decision-Making

Most decision-making applications include the process represented below, at least implicitly. 1000Minds is especially useful at the “Model building” and “Challenging thinking” stages.Process of MCDA - Figure 1.1 - Belton and Stewart, 2002

(Reproduced from Belton & Stewart, 2002, Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis: An Integrated Approach.)

How 1000Minds works

Learn more from these simple guides.

Decision-making and prioritization

Value for money

Group decision-making

See also

PAPRIKA method

What is Conjoint Analysis?

MeenyMo – ‘everyday’ decision-making software