Affiliations: [a] College of Mathematics and Software Science, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610068, Sichuan, China | [b] School of Business, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610101, Sichuan, China
Corresponding author: Gui-Wu Wei, School of Business, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610101, Sichuan, China. E-mail: email@example.com.
Abstract: Recently, the TODIM method has been used to solve multiple attribute decision making (MADM) problems. The interval-valued Pythagorean fuzzy sets (IVPFSs) are useful tools to depict uncertainty of the MADM. In this paper, we will extend the TODIM method to the MADM with the interval-valued Pythagorean fuzzy numbers (IVPFNs). Firstly, the definition, comparison and distance of IVPFNs are briefly introduced, and the steps of the classical TODIM method for MADM problems are presented. Then, the extended classical TODIM method is proposed to deal with MADM problems with the IVPFNs, and its significant characteristic is that it can fully consider the decision makers’ bounded rationality which is a real action in decision making. Furthermore, we develop the concept of the q-rung interval-valued orthopair fuzzy sets (q-RIVOFSs) and extend the TODIM method to q-RIVOFNs. Finally, a numerical example is proposed and a comparative analysis is given.