Differences in the perceived usefulness of five multiple‐attribute decision support systems versus a basic spreadsheet are empirically assessed. Twenty‐four college faculty members participated in a repeated measures experiment in which they used decision support software for personal computers to analyse semistructured multiple‐attribute problems. The software packages employed were Criterium, Expert Choice, Logical Decision, VIMDA, VISA and the spreadsheet package Quattro Pro. A questionnaire was developed to assess user‐friendliness of the software, confidence in the procedure implemented by the software, and users’ confidence in their results when employing the decision aids. Time to reach a decision was also measured. Significant differences were fund in the overall way users ranked these aids, in the perceived user‐friendliness and the confidence in procedure among aids, and in the time it took to arrive at a result. Comments from users are also reported. © 1997 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis – Wiley
Published: Jul 1, 1997
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