A STUDY ON LOCATION SELECTION FOR PRIVATE DISABLED CARE CENTER USING AHP AND TOPSIS METHODS: THE CASE OF ISTANBUL PROVINCE


USLU Y. D., ARTAN T., Aygün S., ÖZKAN A. O., OĞUZ T. N.

Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, vol.33, no.1, pp.203-221, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

Abstract

This study aims to determine the criteria to be considered during the site selection stage of private disabled care centers for disabled individuals, to list the criteria by weighting, and to choose the right place among alternative places. The research was designed in three stages. In the first stage, the articles published in WOS and SCOPUS were examined and criteria for site selection were determined. In the second stage, the criteria were presented to the expert opinion and weighted with the Analytical Hierarchy Process Method. In the third stage, the three identified alternatives were presented to the expert opinion again and the ranking of the alternatives was made with the TOPSIS method. With the analyzes made, it has been concluded that the most logical places among Kadıköy, Büyükçekmece, and Şişli districts are Büyükçekmece, Kadıköy, and Şişli, respectively. It is thought that the study will increase the quality of care services to be provided to individuals with disabilities and will be a guide for the private enterprise that is considering opening an institution in this field.