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RANGEL, Luís Alberto Duncan and GOMES, Luiz Flávio Autran Monteiro. Multicriteria Decision Aid in the evaluation of candidates. Prod. [online]. 2010, vol.20, n.1, pp.92-101. Epub Apr 02, 2010. ISSN 0103-6513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65132010005000016.
The methods of multi-criteria decision aid are applied to problems of selection, ranking, classifying, and describing alternatives in the presence of multiple criteria, both quantitative and qualitative. This article tackles the problem of using the UTA and UTA-CR methods for determining the utility function of criteria used to evaluate candidates for the undergraduate program in metallurgical engineering in the Fluminense Federal University. After presenting the methods and outlining the problem, an analysis of the results shows that the utility functions of criteria obtained using UTA-CR are closer to decision-maker preferences than those obtained using UTA. It is also shown that, by using UTA-CR, it is not necessary to perform the post-optimization analysis that is required by the UTA method. In other words, implementation of a single linear program leads to results that are better than those obtained using UTA.
Keywords : Multicriteria Decision Aid; Additive utility methods; Utility function; Evaluation of candidates.