MACBETH (Measuring Attractiveness by a Categorical Based Evaluation Technique) is an interactive approach that requires only qualitative judgements about differences to help a decision maker or a decision-advising group quantify the relative attractiveness of options. It employs an initial, interactive, questioning procedure that compares two elements at a time, requesting only a qualitative preference judgement.
As judgements are entered into the software, it automatically verifies their consistency. A numerical scale is generated that is entirely consistent with all the decision maker ‘s judgements. Through a similar process weights are generated for criteria.