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In this paper we give a skeletal outline of the foundations of the Analytic Hierarchy Process and some of its highlights. We also show that the principal eigenvector solution is essential for deriving the scale of priorities from the fundamental scale of judgments given in the matrix.
The third and the fourth standardized sample moments are frequently used in practice as measures of skewness and kurtosis for assessing departure of the data from normality. In this article, it is shown that the influence functions of the functionals corresponding to the sample skewness and...
As one learns a language, she or he learns to view the world as one’s culture views it. Krober and Kelly claim a culture contains “implicit” designs for living. The objective of the study is to uncover “implicit” dimensions of the Arabic and English languages by using survey data gathered in...
This paper proposes a model to analyze asymmetric matrix of proximity, of which form is expressed in terms of distance and additive parameters. Two versions of the model are treated, one for matrix with diagonal entries, the other for matrix with diagonal elements undefined. For infallible data,...
Public acceptance of science and technology in Japan cannot be viewed in isolation, either topically or temporally. Science and technology are never perceived as purely technical or purely scientific but rather as socio-technical or socio-scientific. Whereas science and technology were early on...
The purposes of the present study are (a) to determine whether question items on public acceptance of science and technology are scalable, and if so, what aspects of these attitudes they will represent; (b) how these attitudes differ among nations; and (c) how scalable items relate to...
A technique for the evaluation of the urban environment using multiattribute utility is presented in this paper. Data collected from citizen consciousness and physical environment surveys are used to obtain comprehensive environmental indices for each individual district by using an additive...
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