Decision Rule

A decision rule is the procedure by which criteria are selected and combined to arrive at a particular evaluation, and by which evaluations are compared and acted upon. It typically contains procedures for combining criteria into a single composite index and a statement of how alternatives are to be compared using this index. (Eastman 2006). A decision rule is a procedure that allows for ordering alternatives. It is the decision rule that dictates how best to rank alternatives or to decide which alternative is preferred to another. It integrates the unidimensional measurements and judgments (preferences and uncertainty) to provide an overall assessment of the alternatives. (Malczewski 1999).


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Source Of Description

Eastman 2006; Malczewski 1999, p. 98, 343

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