Q. What if I do not like the pre-selected indicators for a dimension?
Use the other box and enter your own indicator for one of the three. You must use two of the indicators provided for the remaining indicators in that dimension.
We will monitor the use of the other box and modify indicator selections for dimensions if necessary.
Q. Why can’t I choose scores other than -2 to +2?
Sustainability is a long term consideration. In this regard you only need to understand whether there is change or not, whether this is improvement or not, and whether it is partial or total. Other values outside the range -2 to +2 are not real, and fractions of numbers do not contribute any additional accuracy to the assessment but do introduce the basis for disagreement.
Q. What if my project has no cultural dimension indicators?
It is difficult sometimes, but always try to identify indicators that reflect all stakeholder perspectives. There should be adequate indicators reflecting the matters of most importance to all stakeholders. If there are no cultural indicators, the situation requires some explanation, and potentially there is an unrealised opportunity, particularly in Aotearoa New Zealand to enhance the project assessment scope.
Q. Can I do a more advanced analysis of my project?
Yes the Mauri Model Decision Making Framework is able to perform more sophisticated analyses. It is useful to consider (and graph) each dimension separately to identify the underlying trend for that dimension and its influence on the overall result. Multiple options are best assessed as the decision choice at that moment in time and presented on the mauriOmeter.
Q. How are economic indicators useful when all options will cost money and so all score -1?
Indicator scoring for economic impact can be more realistic if you set the average or median value as '0' or alternatively where known the minimum required expenditure as '0'. Other dimension indicators may also be able to be defined in this way.
Q. What if my analysis is over time rather than a choice between options?
Multiple options are best assessed as the decision choice at that moment in time and presented on the mauriOmeter as occurs with this web-tool. Cumulative impacts are best presented as timeline changes to mauri, and more sophisticated approaches will compare the area confined by the curve and the x-axis or between the curves for two competing options. We can assist with more complex assessment approaches in a number of ways, please contact us.
Q. What if my project seems to complicated for this web-tool?
If your project is a very complex situation it may be necessary to use a combination of ranking options, and then carrying out a timeline analysis. This is beyond the scope of this web-tool, however we can assist with more complex assessment approaches in a number of ways, please contact us.
Q. What if I just want to know the state of mauri now?
A historic analysis may be necessary to establish the trend leading up to an event and the mauri at that point in time. This can be done at a basic level using this web-tool.
Q. What if the generated report is not the actual situation as I understand it?
The results can be customised to reflect your own worldview and values. To customise the report to your own worldview please use the option available when prompted by the web-tool. If the report still does not reflect your thinking there may be a need to revise your problem scope, your indicator selection, or indicator scoring.
Q. When I customise my results they do not change the outcome. What is wrong?
If you are too conservative with the worldview exercise, then your viewpoint on the issue can be easily understated. This is because the modified AHP approach used to quantify your worldview is designed for simplicity but tends to moderate worldview prioritisation of dimensions as the maximum weighting for any one dimension is 50%, and in reality some stakeholders are more focused on particular dimensions than this.