Applications of Decision-Aiding Software by Stuart S. Nagel

By Stuart S. Nagel

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Budgets - the cost of treating one offender through the entire course of the program. 42 Evaluating Juvenile Offender Programs Several evaluation methods exist for dealing with the problems presented by the missing information in the study. Three methods useful for handling missing information are (a) best-worst-midpoint analysis; (b) threshold analysis; and (c) convergence analysis (Nagel, 1984, 1986). Our analyses will be facilitated by the microcomputerbased decision support software program Policy/Goal Percentaging (P/G%).

Third, no more than 5 million pounds of pollution emissions should be generated. Fourth, the annual energy cost (based on the life-cycle cost per kWh) should be less than $120 million. And, finally, no more than $750 million should be spent, in total, on the four categories. These objectives are entered into the GP model, which uses the directed trial and error, modified Simplex method to find a solution that will minimize the difference between the solution and each goal-achievement objective.

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