Title: Do not confuse

Authors: Bernard Roy

Addresses: Lamsade, Université Paris Dauphine, Place du Mal De Lattre de Tassigny, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France

Abstract: The purpose of this short paper is to underscore some sources of confusion which are important for practitioners and theoreticians of operations research and decision aiding (OR-DA). What should not be confused? The following: two types of registers or objectives; two types of attitudes or procedures and two types of approaches for apprehending reality, or for fitting into a process!

Keywords: multicriteria decision aiding; MCDA; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; legitimacy; constructivism; preference model; operations research; uncertainty; incomparability; objectivity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCDM.2016.077880

International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 2016 Vol.6 No.2, pp.112 - 117

Published online: 20 Jul 2016 *

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