Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2016, Pages: 142-146
Received: Oct. 15, 2016;
Accepted: Oct. 26, 2016;
Published: Nov. 15, 2016
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Lianhong Ding, School of Information, Beijing Wuzi University, Beijing, China
Zhaozhe Cui, School of Logistics Engineering, School of Information, Beijing Wuzi University, Beijing, China
How to evaluate the quality of a dissertation for master degree is important for the postgraduate education. The evaluation of dissertation is a complex assignment. The evaluation process in certain extent is accompanied by randomness, fuzziness, uncertainty/intangible and instability. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a multiple criteria decision-aiding method developed by Saaty. In this paper a quantitative method for the evaluation of dissertation is put forward based on the analytic hierarchy process. Multiple evaluation criteria and sub-criteria are organized into a hierarchy. The relative importance of these criteria is accessed and different weight values are assigned to evaluation criteria. As the result, the evaluation process of the dissertation for master degree becomes more simple and convenient. The evaluation result is more objective and exact.
Quality Evaluation Method of Dissertation for Master Degree Based on AHP, Education Journal.
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2016, pp. 142-146.
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