How Many Judges Should There Be in a Group ?

Saaty T. L., Özdemir M.

Annals of Data Science, vol.1, pp.359-368, 2014 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40745-014-0026-4
  • Journal Name: Annals of Data Science
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-368
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.This paper briefly examines the question of how many judges are needed to obtain valid and consistent judgments when using the analytic hierarchy process. It turns out that if a judge is experienced and well versed in an area, he can be sufficient to provide the judgments instead of diluting his accuracy with the participation of others who may not be as good. How to discover such a person requires criteria used to judge his adequacy and that of others.