A model for Multi Expert Multi Criteria Decision Making (ME-MCDM) is proposed and defined in a consensus reaching process. A decision problem is considered, in which a group of experts is involved in the evaluation of the performances of a set of alternatives with respect to a predefined set of criteria. The main novelty of the present consensus model is that of being guided by both consensus and false consensus effects. One finding in studies examining intuitive predictions of the preference is the false consensus effect, that represents the tendency to overestimate consensus for one’s attitudes and behaviours. The purpose is to evaluate a consensual judgement whether the consensus degree is partly due to expert’s failure to recognize that their choices not only depend on the ‘objective’ response alternatives, but also on their subjective structure. In this context, expert’s own beliefs, values and habits tend to bias their perception of how widely they are shared. Also the consensus reaching process is guided automatically, without moderator. To do that, the entire process is modelled within fuzzy set theory by Ordered Weighted Averaging (OWA) operators. Our study contributes by investigating the magnitude of the agreement in the case of presence of the false consensus effect.

Assessing false consensus effect in a consensus enhancing procedure

VENTRE V;
2010

Abstract

A model for Multi Expert Multi Criteria Decision Making (ME-MCDM) is proposed and defined in a consensus reaching process. A decision problem is considered, in which a group of experts is involved in the evaluation of the performances of a set of alternatives with respect to a predefined set of criteria. The main novelty of the present consensus model is that of being guided by both consensus and false consensus effects. One finding in studies examining intuitive predictions of the preference is the false consensus effect, that represents the tendency to overestimate consensus for one’s attitudes and behaviours. The purpose is to evaluate a consensual judgement whether the consensus degree is partly due to expert’s failure to recognize that their choices not only depend on the ‘objective’ response alternatives, but also on their subjective structure. In this context, expert’s own beliefs, values and habits tend to bias their perception of how widely they are shared. Also the consensus reaching process is guided automatically, without moderator. To do that, the entire process is modelled within fuzzy set theory by Ordered Weighted Averaging (OWA) operators. Our study contributes by investigating the magnitude of the agreement in the case of presence of the false consensus effect.
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