A Comparison of the Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Methods for the Selection of Researchers

Kaya G. K. , Öztürk F.

Global Joint Conference on Industrial Engineering and Its Application Areas, 14 - 15 August 2020, pp.1-9

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-9


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 revealed that the AHP-based VIKOR and TOPSIS methods suggested the selection of the same candidates. However, all of the methods sorted the candidates in a significantly different order. This study indicates that although MCDM methods are useful to aid in decision-making and easy to apply, they might not always be reliable.