Decision-making using fuzzy analytical hierarchy process in choosing postgraduate programs / Noraini Ahmad ...[et al.]

Ahmad, Noraini and Mohd Yusof, Zanariah and Jaffar, Ruhana and Shahrani, Nur Najihah (2018) Decision-making using fuzzy analytical hierarchy process in choosing postgraduate programs / Noraini Ahmad ...[et al.]. Journal of Mathematics and Computating Science, 4 (2). pp. 1-9. ISSN 0128: 0767


There are many postgraduate programs offered in public or private universities in Malaysia. Students can choose whether to further their study or not after completing their undergraduate study. If they choose to pursue their postgraduate studies, they can choose their study approach eithera coursework program or a research program. Most students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies have a problem in selecting the best program of study for them. By adopting the Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP) method, a decision-making instrument was constructed in this project to assist students to choose their postgraduate study program. In this research, seven main criteria were considered which were education, soft skills, time management, stress management, independence, teamwork and critical thinking. The weight of two main focuses which were research and coursework programs of each criteria was calculated using FAHP. The result indicates the students’ tendency to choose either research or coursework programs for their postgraduate study.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Mohd Yusof,
Shahrani, Nur NajihahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Mathematical statistics. Probabilities > Data processing
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Fuzzy logic
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kelantan > Machang Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mathematics and Computating Science
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mathematics and Computing Science (JMCS)
ISSN: 0128: 0767
Volume: 4
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-9
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Item ID: 24365
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fuzzy AHP, Main criteria,Postgraduate programs


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