[R] Question about geometric mean

Mehdi Dadkhah mehd|d@dkh@h91 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Oct 18 10:42:55 CEST 2019


I hope you are doing well.

I am using Interpretive structural modeling (ISM) and need to build a
“reachability matrix” to use it as the input for “ISM” package. In ISM
method, the opinion of some experts should be collected. For example,
attached image includes matrices which show opinions of four experts about
relationship of A1, A2, and A3 together. To integrate these matrices
together, I should use The geometric mean of experts’ opinions. In the
Yeh’s paper wrote that:

*“The geometric mean of experts’ opinions on the relationship between a
pair of criteria (sub-criteria) was **calculated. Set the threshold value
0.50 which represents that more than 50% of the experts determine the
interrelationship. If the value of the element is less than 0.50, the value
is counted as 0”.*

Ref: http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/20294913.2015.1071293

My question is: How should I calculate geometric mean of experts’ opinions
in example attached matrices? In other words, I do not know how should I
calculate geometric mean. I read some papers, but could not clearly

Many thanks!

With best regards,

*Mehdi Dadkhah*
PhD candidate & Research assistant
Department of Management, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences,
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
*Email Addresses:*
mehdidadkhah91 using gmail.com
Mehdidadkhah using mail.um.ac.ir

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: Annotation 2019-10-18 121042.png
Type: image/png
Size: 5018 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/attachments/20191018/34c773e1/attachment.png>

More information about the R-help mailing list