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Figure B: Scores for alternative cars on selection criteria.

Figure B: Scores for alternative cars on selection criteria.

Constrained Weighted Factor Scoring Model The temptation to include marginal criteria can be partially overcome by allowing additional criteria to enter the model as constraints rather than weighted factors. These constraints represent project characteristics that must be present or absent in order for the project to be acceptable. In our example concerning a product, we might have specified that we would not undertake any project that would significantly lower the quality of the final product (visible to the buyer or not).

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We would amend the weighted scoring model to take the form:

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