cardinal measurement

cardinal measurement

[′kärd·nel ′mezh·ər·mənt]
(statistics)
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Section 3 presents concepts related to MCDA, respective background and potential in the cardinal measurement of trade-offs among evaluation criteria.
Following a constructivist approach, the procedure also tests the consistency of the answers, offers suggestions to bypass inconsistent situations and provides the analysis for aiding the decision maker to enter the domain of cardinal measurement (for a general overview and some practical applications, see Bana e Costa, Vansnick 1994, 1997, 1999; Bana e Costa et al.
(2.) The same issue of the History of Economic Ideas also includes translations of: (i) Pareto's 1896 University of Lausanne paper on 'The Curve of the Distribution of Wealth' which built on an earlier Giornale degli Economisti article on demand to introduce his empirical law of income distribution; and (ii) Pareto's 1902 German Encyclopaedia article 'The Application of Mathematics to Political Economy', which built on the 1900 'Sunto' by also dispensing with the cardinal measurement of utility.