If you are unfamiliar with how to set up formulas in spreadsheets, I will be happy to help in person – just get in touch. Otherwise, you may find help from other people, from the Internet or from the program (help menu or manual) itself. I do believe that knowing how to use functions and formulas in spreadsheets is a really good basic skill to have, and the formulas we will be using are all very simple, so I encourage you to take this opportunity to learn it.

1. Fact Table [5 points]

2. Plusses-and-minuses Tables: Your General Knowledge and Understanding of the Concepts [5 points]

2.a) The table above shows an abstract example of a decision situation. According to the definition of dominance in the book, does any of the alternatives dominate all others in this table? If so, which one? [1pt]

2.b) Is any of the alternatives dominated by all others in the table above? If so, which one? [1pt]

2.c) Are there any pairs of alternatives in the table above (if you compare only two at a time) in which one dominates the other? Which one(s)? [2 pts]

2.d) Are any of the values in the table above irrelevant according the criteria in the book? Explain why or why not. [1 pt]

3. Your Own Plusses-and-minuses Table [6 points]

3.a) Create a plusses-and-minuses table for your own decision, using the same headers for rows and columns as for your fact table above. Upload it here (the document can be an image, table, spreadsheet, whatever you prefer). [4 pts]

3.b) Do you have a dominating or dominated alternative in your own table? Which one, and why? [1 pt] *

3.c) Would any of your values be irrelevant according to your table and the criteria in the book? Explain why or why not. [1 pts]

4. 1-to-10 Weighted Table [10 pts]

4.b) Why did you choose this particular weight for each value? [1 pt]

4.c) Which alternative was the “winner”? [1 pt]