1.6.1 The example
Suppose that a couple who have children are thinking about the next family holiday. They list five options, including staying at home. They also list four criteria and they give each an importance weighting on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is the most important and 1 is the least important.
The evaluation matrix would look like Table 8.
Table 8: An evaluation matrix
|Options||Criteria and their relative weighting|
|Happy Children||Low cost||Happy adults||Easy travel||Totals|
|Weighting = 5||Weighting = 3||Weighting = 2||Weighting = 1|
|Raw score||Weighted (×5)||Raw score||Weighted (×3)||Raw score||Weighted (×2)||Raw score||Weighted (×1)||Raw score||Weighted|
|Stay at home||1||5||5||15||2||4||5||5||13||29|