Skip to main content

Table 1 Rating scale for rating importance of criteria

From: Sustainability indices for energy utilization using a multi-criteria decision model

Intensity of importanceDefinitionExplanation
1Equal importanceTwo indicators contribute equally to sustainable development
2Weak importance of one over anotherExperience and judgment slightly favor one indicator over another
3Moderate importance of one over anotherExperience and judgment moderately favor one indicator over another
4Very strong importanceThe indicator is strongly favored over another
5Extremely strong importanceThe evidence favoring one over another is of the highest possible order of affirmation