Best Practices in Analytic Network Studies: Interview with Enrique Mu and Orrin Cooper



Published Aug 28, 2020
Rozann W. Saaty


Enrique Mu, IJAHP Editor-in-Chief, Orrin Cooper, IJAHP editorial board member and Michael Peasley, AHP/ANP researcher, have recently published the paper “Best Practices in Analytic Network Studies” (Mu, Cooper, & Peasley, 2020). This study provides a set of guidelines to improve the validity of the ANP model and report. Given the importance of this study, I decided to interview the leading authors about this important subject for the benefit of  IJAHP readers. The interview follows:


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ANP Best Practices, AHP Best Practices

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Mu, E., Cooper, O., & Peasley, M. (2018). Improving Analytic Network Process Reporting. Paper presented at the International Symposium of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, Hong Kong.
Mu, E., Cooper, O., & Peasley, M. (2020). Best Practices in Analytic Network Process Studies. Expert Systems with Applications, 159(30). doi:
Mu, E., & Stern, H. (2018). A Contingent/Assimilation Framework for Public IS Inter-Organizational Decisions. International JOurnal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 17(6), 1611-1658.
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