Expertise and Decision Support / Edition 1

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Using a multidisciplinary approach, this work focuses on expert judgement and its interaction with decision support systems. It is of interest to both academics and forecasting practitioners.

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Discusses the role of experts in aiding decision making in contexts ranging from the psychology laboratory and ecology to business forecasting, and setting insurance rates. The 11 essays, by European and North American scholars, are about equally divided between considerations of the nature of expertise, and its interaction with decision-making systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306438622
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Series: Language of Science Series
  • Edition description: 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 273
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

On the Nature of Expertise: Psychological Characteristics and Strategies of Experts (J. Shanteau). Improving Decisions and Judgements (G. Keren). Reliability and Validity in Expert Judgement (F. Bolger, G. Wright). On the Competence, and Incompetence of Experts (P. Ayton). Epistemic Strategies (L.R. Beach). Sociological Perspectives on the Nature of Expertise (A. Sturdy et al.). Issues in the Interaction of Expertise and Decision Support Systems: Perspectives on Expertise (G. Rowe). Decision Conferencing (P. Reagan, J. Rohrbaugh). Knowledge Engineering Issues for Decision Support (J. Gammack). Human Expertise, Statistical Models and KnowledgeBased Systems (D. A. Clark). Synthesis of Expert Judgement and Statistical Forecasting Models for Decision Support (D. Bunn). Index.

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