A fuzzy MCDM approach for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information

Suhaina Musani, Abdul Aziz Jemain

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Decision making is the process of finding the best option among the feasible alternatives. This process should consider a variety of criteria, but this study only focus on academic achievement. The data used is the percentage of candidates who obtained Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) in Melaka based on school academic achievement for each subject. 57 secondary schools in Melaka as listed by the Ministry of Education involved in this study. Therefore the school ranking can be done using MCDM (Multi Criteria Decision Making) methods. The objective of this study is to develop a rational method for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information. Since the information or level of academic achievement provided in linguistic manner, there is a possible chance of getting incomplete or uncertain problems. So in order to overcome the situation, the information could be provided as fuzzy numbers. Since fuzzy set represents the uncertainty in human perceptions. In this research, VIKOR (Multi Criteria Optimization and Compromise Solution) has been used as a MCDM tool for the school ranking process in fuzzy environment. Results showed that fuzzy set theory can solve the limitations of using MCDM when there is uncertainty problems exist in the data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages1006-1012
Number of pages7
Volume1571
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium - Selangor
Duration: 3 Jul 20134 Jul 2013

Other

Other2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium
CitySelangor
Period3/7/134/7/13

Fingerprint

linguistics
decision making
fuzzy sets
ranking
education
set theory
optimization

Keywords

  • Fuzzy set theory
  • Multi Criteria Decision Making
  • TOPSIS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this

Musani, S., & Jemain, A. A. (2013). A fuzzy MCDM approach for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1571, pp. 1006-1012) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858785

A fuzzy MCDM approach for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information. / Musani, Suhaina; Jemain, Abdul Aziz.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571 2013. p. 1006-1012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Musani, S & Jemain, AA 2013, A fuzzy MCDM approach for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1571, pp. 1006-1012, 2013 UKM Faculty of Science and Technology Post-Graduate Colloquium, Selangor, 3/7/13. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858785
Musani S, Jemain AA. A fuzzy MCDM approach for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information. In AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571. 2013. p. 1006-1012 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4858785
Musani, Suhaina ; Jemain, Abdul Aziz. / A fuzzy MCDM approach for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1571 2013. pp. 1006-1012
@inproceedings{6d2dbd58900e4838aba16bc8c41c0f6f,
title = "A fuzzy MCDM approach for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information",
abstract = "Decision making is the process of finding the best option among the feasible alternatives. This process should consider a variety of criteria, but this study only focus on academic achievement. The data used is the percentage of candidates who obtained Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) in Melaka based on school academic achievement for each subject. 57 secondary schools in Melaka as listed by the Ministry of Education involved in this study. Therefore the school ranking can be done using MCDM (Multi Criteria Decision Making) methods. The objective of this study is to develop a rational method for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information. Since the information or level of academic achievement provided in linguistic manner, there is a possible chance of getting incomplete or uncertain problems. So in order to overcome the situation, the information could be provided as fuzzy numbers. Since fuzzy set represents the uncertainty in human perceptions. In this research, VIKOR (Multi Criteria Optimization and Compromise Solution) has been used as a MCDM tool for the school ranking process in fuzzy environment. Results showed that fuzzy set theory can solve the limitations of using MCDM when there is uncertainty problems exist in the data.",
keywords = "Fuzzy set theory, Multi Criteria Decision Making, TOPSIS",
author = "Suhaina Musani and Jemain, {Abdul Aziz}",
year = "2013",
doi = "10.1063/1.4858785",
language = "English",
isbn = "9780735411999",
volume = "1571",
pages = "1006--1012",
booktitle = "AIP Conference Proceedings",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - A fuzzy MCDM approach for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information

AU - Musani, Suhaina

AU - Jemain, Abdul Aziz

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - Decision making is the process of finding the best option among the feasible alternatives. This process should consider a variety of criteria, but this study only focus on academic achievement. The data used is the percentage of candidates who obtained Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) in Melaka based on school academic achievement for each subject. 57 secondary schools in Melaka as listed by the Ministry of Education involved in this study. Therefore the school ranking can be done using MCDM (Multi Criteria Decision Making) methods. The objective of this study is to develop a rational method for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information. Since the information or level of academic achievement provided in linguistic manner, there is a possible chance of getting incomplete or uncertain problems. So in order to overcome the situation, the information could be provided as fuzzy numbers. Since fuzzy set represents the uncertainty in human perceptions. In this research, VIKOR (Multi Criteria Optimization and Compromise Solution) has been used as a MCDM tool for the school ranking process in fuzzy environment. Results showed that fuzzy set theory can solve the limitations of using MCDM when there is uncertainty problems exist in the data.

AB - Decision making is the process of finding the best option among the feasible alternatives. This process should consider a variety of criteria, but this study only focus on academic achievement. The data used is the percentage of candidates who obtained Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) in Melaka based on school academic achievement for each subject. 57 secondary schools in Melaka as listed by the Ministry of Education involved in this study. Therefore the school ranking can be done using MCDM (Multi Criteria Decision Making) methods. The objective of this study is to develop a rational method for evaluating school performance based on linguistic information. Since the information or level of academic achievement provided in linguistic manner, there is a possible chance of getting incomplete or uncertain problems. So in order to overcome the situation, the information could be provided as fuzzy numbers. Since fuzzy set represents the uncertainty in human perceptions. In this research, VIKOR (Multi Criteria Optimization and Compromise Solution) has been used as a MCDM tool for the school ranking process in fuzzy environment. Results showed that fuzzy set theory can solve the limitations of using MCDM when there is uncertainty problems exist in the data.

KW - Fuzzy set theory

KW - Multi Criteria Decision Making

KW - TOPSIS

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84897788477&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84897788477&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1063/1.4858785

DO - 10.1063/1.4858785

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84897788477

SN - 9780735411999

VL - 1571

SP - 1006

EP - 1012

BT - AIP Conference Proceedings

ER -