Evaluation of Academic Research Project Types: A Multi Criteria Decision Making Methodology

Bölükbaş U., Özkan B., Başlıgil H.

2nd International Conference on Information Technology , E-Government and Applications ( ICITEA 2013 ), İstanbul, Turkey, 22 - 23 October 2013, pp.2-3

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2-3
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Academic projects are very important for academicians. Deciding on the right project type can be very complicated. Project research has a positive impact on  the academic career, it will improve researcher’s motivation and provide an additional income for project personel. There are different project types that support the academic research studies. Academicians have many attempts to realize their study by academic project funds, it is a multi criteria decision making problem to choose which project type is the most suitable for a researcher’s work plan. The goal of this paper is to help academicians to select the right project type by applying the right methodolgy. In this paper there are five alternative project types and criteria defined by decision makers and Analytic Network Process (ANP) method is used to select most appropriate type of the research project by the comparison of criteria. Interaction of the criteria are evaluated to define appropriate project type by the ANP method. The results of method is compared in the last part of the study.