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Pages: 540-548
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-9801-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2009
Location: Barcelona ,Spain

A NEW AGGREGATION OPERATOR AND ITS APPLICATION IN THE SELECTION OF RESEARCHERS

J. Merigó

University of Barcelona (SPAIN)
We develop a new aggregation operator that uses the weighted average (WA) and the ordered weighted averaging (OWA) operator in the same formulation. Moreover, we also use order inducing variables in the reordering step of the aggregation process. Thus, we are able to consider complex attitudinal characters that do not depend only on the values of the arguments. We call it the induced ordered weighted averaging weighted averaging (IOWAWA) operator. We study some of its main properties and we see that it has a lot of particular cases such as the WA and the OWA operator. The main advantage of the IOWAWA operator is that it is possible to use the degree of importance (or subjective probability) of the characteristics and the attitudinal character (degree of orness) of the decision maker. We analyze the applicability of this new approach and we see that it is very broad because it can be applied in a wide range of fields such as statistics, economics, decision theory, engineering, etc. Theoretically, we could state that all the previous models and applications based on the WA and the OWA can be revised and improved with this new approach because the previous analysis will be included in this framework as a particular case. Thus, this new approach will give a more complete representation of the problem. In this paper, we focus on a decision making problem about the selection of researchers in a university. We analyze the criteria that should be taken into account in the selection process and we see that depending on the interests of the university about the expertise of the candidates, the selection will be different. Note that this analysis follows the methodology used in different studies about human resource selection with the difference that we apply it in a university context about selecting the most appropriate researchers for the university.
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title = {A NEW AGGREGATION OPERATOR AND ITS APPLICATION IN THE SELECTION OF RESEARCHERS},
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booktitle = {EDULEARN09 Proceedings},
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J. Merigó (2009) A NEW AGGREGATION OPERATOR AND ITS APPLICATION IN THE SELECTION OF RESEARCHERS, EDULEARN09 Proceedings, pp. 540-548.
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