The manufacturing field encompasses a number of problems in which some experts formulate their rankings of a set of objects, which should be aggregated into a collective judgment. E.g., consider the aggregation of (i) the opinions of designers on alternative design concepts, (ii) the opinions of reliability/safety engineers on the criticality of a set of failures, (iii) the perceptions of a panel of customers on alternative aesthetic features of a product, etc.. For these problems, the Kendall’s concordance coefficient (W) can be used to express the degree of agreement between experts in a simple and practical way. Unfortunately, this indicator is applicable to complete rankings only, while experts often find it more practical to formulate incomplete rankings, e.g., identifying only the most/less relevant objects and/or deliberately excluding some of them, if they are not sufficiently relevant or well known. This research aims at extending the use of the traditional W to incomplete rankings, preserving its practical meaning and simplicity. In a nutshell, the proposed methodological approach associates a so-called “midrank” to all objects, even the ones that are not easily comparable with the other ones; subsequently, W can be applied to these midranks. The description is supported by several pedagogical examples.
Decision concordance with incomplete expert rankings in manufacturing applications / Franceschini, Fiorenzo; Maisano, Domenico Augusto Francesco. - In: RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING DESIGN. - ISSN 0934-9839. - STAMPA. - 31:4(2020), pp. 471-490.
|Titolo:||Decision concordance with incomplete expert rankings in manufacturing applications|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00163-020-00340-x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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