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Foundations of risk analysis : a knowledge and decision-oriented perspective

Author: Terje Aven
Publisher: Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, ©2003.
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Everyday we face decisions that carry an element of risk and uncertainty. The ability to analyse, communicate and control the level of risk entailed by these decisions remains one of the most pressing challenges to the analyst, scientist and manager. This book presents the foundational issues in risk analysis - expressing risk, understanding what risk means, building risk models, addressing uncertainty, and applying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Aven, T. (Terje).
Foundations of risk analysis.
Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, ©2003
(OCoLC)52783757
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terje Aven
ISBN: 0470871237 9780470871232 0471495484 9780471495482 0470871245 9780470871249
OCLC Number: 53914732
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 190 pages)
Contents: Foundations of Risk Analysis; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Common Thinking about Risk and Risk Analysis; 3 How to Think about Risk and Risk Analysis; 4 How to Assess Uncertainties and Specify Probabilities; 5 How to Use Risk Analysis to Support Decision-Making; 6 Summary and Conclusions; Appendix A Basic Theory of Probability and Statistics; Appendix B Terminology; Bibliography; Index.
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Everyday we face decisions that carry an element of risk and uncertainty. The ability to analyse, communicate and control the level of risk entailed by these decisions remains one of the most pressing challenges to the analyst, scientist and manager. This book presents the foundational issues in risk analysis - expressing risk, understanding what risk means, building risk models, addressing uncertainty, and applying probability models to real problems.

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