A fuzzy AHP-VIKOR approach for evaluation of educational use simulation software packages
In this study, an intelligent, integrated approach is presented to help educators select the best simulation software package. Selecting the best simulation software package for educational use is a complex multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) problem with several potentially conflicting quantitative and qualitative criteria. In this paper, two fuzzy MCDM methods; fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (F-AHP) and fuzzy VIsekriterijumska optimizacija i KOmpromisno Resenje (F-VIKOR) are integrated to evaluate educational use simulation software package alternatives. In the proposed fuzzy AHP-VIKOR approach, F-AHP is used to determine the fuzzy criteria weights and F-VIKOR is applied to rank simulation software package alternatives with respect to these criteria. A case study is given where several educational use simulation software packages in Turkey are evaluated and ranked.