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Main Title Acceptable risk /
Author Fischhoff, Baruch
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Fischhoff, Baruch,
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 1981
Report Number 81009957
OCLC Number 07577958
ISBN 0521241642; 9780521241649
Subjects Risk. ; Risk management--Decision making. ; Probability. ; Risicoanalyse. ; Besluitvorming. ; Gestion du risque. ; Risque--Sociologie. ; Risikoanalyse.
Additional Subjects Risk ; Risk management--Decision making
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EHAM  HD61.A24 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 01/01/1988
Collation xv, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-182) and index.
Contents Notes
List of figures -- List of tables -- Preface -- How safe is safe enough? -- Definition of the acceptable-risk problem -- Acceptable risk as a decision problem -- Overview -- Summary -- Why is it so hard to resolve acceptable-risk problems? -- Five generic complexities -- Uncertainty about problem definition -- Difficulties in assessing the facts -- Difficulties in assessing values -- Uncertainties about the human element Difficulties in assessing decision quality -- Track record -- Summary -- Choosing an approach to acceptable risk: a metadecision problem -- Types of approaches -- Seven criteria for evaluating the acceptability of approaches to acceptable risk -- Summary -- Professional judgment -- How do professionals determine acceptable risk? -- Generic problems -- How adequate is professional judgment for resolving acceptable-risk questions? -- Summary -- Bootstrapping -- Methods of bootstrapping -- Generic problems -- How adequate are bootstrapping methods for resolving acceptable-risk questions? -- Summary -- Formal analysis -- Cost-benefit analysis -- Decision analysis -- Variants of cost-benefit analysis -- Decision analysis -- Generic problems -- How adequate are analytic techniques for resolving acceptable-risk problems? -- Summary -- Comparison of approaches -- Global ratings -- Choosing an approach -- Summary -- What have we learned? -- General conclusions about acceptable-risk decisions -- Summary -- Recommendations for improving acceptable-risk decision making -- Recommendations for the technical community -- Recommendations for public involvement -- Recommendations for the marketplace -- Recommendations for government -- Summary -- What do we need to learn? -- Research to reduce uncertainty about problem definition -- Research to reduce uncertainty about the facts -- Research to reduce uncertainty about values -- Research to reduce uncertainty about the human element -- Research to reduce uncertainty about decision quality -- An experimenting academe -- An experimenting society -- References -- Additional readings -- Index.