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Ethics in modeling

Author: William A Wallace
Publisher: Bingley : Emerald, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The use of mathematical models to support decision making is proliferating in both the public and private sectors. Advances in computer technology and greater opportunities to learn the appropriate techniques are extending modeling capabilities to more and more people.>As powerful decision aids, models can be both beneficial or harmful. At present, few safeguards exist to prevent model builders or users from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Wallace
ISBN: 9780080419305 0080419305
OCLC Number: 874413060
Notes: Papers presented at the Ethics in Modeling Workshop held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) on October 12-14, 1989
Uses of modeling in science and society / John Allison ... [et al.]. An epistemological view of decision aid technology with emphasis on expert systems / Harold D. Carrier and William A. Wallace. Models in the public sector : success, failure and ethical behavior / John M. Mulvey. Rhetoric and rigor in macroeconomic models : populist and orthodox swings in Latin America / Paul D. McNelis. Ethical and modeling considerations in correcting the results of the 1990 decennial census / Stephen E. Fienberg. The role of models in managerial decision making : never say the model says / Vincent P. Barabba. From model building to risk management : evolving standards of professional responsibility / N. Phillip Ross and Suzanne Harris. On model building / John D.C. Little. Morality and models / Richard O. Mason. One sided practice : can we do better? / Jonathan Rosenhead
Ethical concerns and ethical answers / Saul I. Gass. Responsible policy modeling / Warren E. Walker. Society's role in the ethics of modeling / Edith H. Leet and Williams A. Wallace
Description: vii, 266 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements. Introduction. How Do the Construction and/or Interpretation of Models Affect Our Decisions? Uses of modeling in science and society (J. Allison et al.). An epistemological view of decision aid technology with emphasis on expert systems (H.D. Carrier, W.A. Wallace). Models in the public sector: success, failure, and ethical behavior (J.M. Mulvey). How Do Values Become Incorporated in Models? Rhetoric and rigor in macroeconomic models: populist and orthodox swings in Latin America (P.D. McNelis). Ethical and modeling considerations in correcting the results of the 1990 decennial census (S.E. Fienberg). The role of models in managerial decision making, never say the model says (V.P. Barabba). What Are the Ethical Responsibilities of Model Builders? From model building to risk management: evolving standards of professional responsibility (N.P. Ross, S. Harris). On model building (J.D.C. Little). Morality and models (R.O. Mason). One-sided practice, can we do better? (J. Rosenhead). Where Do We Go from Here? Ethical concerns and ethical answers (S.I. Gass). Responsible policy modeling (W.E. Walker). Society's role in the ethics of modeling (E.H. Leet, W.A. Wallace). Appendix A: Authors. Appendix B: Ethics in Modeling Workshop agenda. Appendix C: Ethics in Modeling Workshop Participants. Author Index. Subject Index.
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This volume provides a setting for a dialogue about ethics, when using mathematical models, and shows the need to continue and define a vocabulary for exploring ethical concerns. The text should act  Read more...

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