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Acceptable risk

Author: Baruch Fischhoff
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A framework for making decisions about risks, with recommendations for research, public policy, and practice.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Baruch Fischhoff
ISBN: 0521278929 9780521278928
OCLC Number: 10712857
Description: xv, 185 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: How safe is safe enough? --
Why is it so hard to resolve acceptable-risk problems? --
Choosing an approach to acceptable risk: a metadecision problem --
Professional judgment --
Bootstrapping --
Formal analysis --
Comparison of approaches --
What have we learned? --
Recommendations for improving acceptable-risk decision making --
What do we need to learn?
Responsibility: Baruch Fischhoff [and others].

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