Table 1. Procedural heuristic of deliberative MCDA.

Steps Procedures
1 Develop a group consensus on management scenarios
2 Develop a group consensus on criteria (mutually exclusive and typically incommensurate)
3 Individuals assign weights on criteria
4 Individuals assign their perceived impacts on a constructed scale for each scenario by each criterion and scale
5 Individuals participate in small group discussion to develop consensus on weights and perceived impacts
6 Workshop level weights and perceived impacts are developed
7 Workshop level weights and perceived impacts are multiplied to evaluate scenarios
8 The valuation process is repeated iteratively with different set of stakeholder representatives