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The Resource Human judgment and social policy : irreducible uncertainty, inevitable error, unavoidable injustice, Kenneth R. Hammond

Human judgment and social policy : irreducible uncertainty, inevitable error, unavoidable injustice, Kenneth R. Hammond

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Human judgment and social policy : irreducible uncertainty, inevitable error, unavoidable injustice
Title
Human judgment and social policy
Title remainder
irreducible uncertainty, inevitable error, unavoidable injustice
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth R. Hammond
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From Dramatic courtroom confrontations to international peace-making missions, the critical role of human judgment - complete with its failures, flaws, and successes - has never been more hotly debated and analyzed than it is today. This landmark work examines the dynamics of judgment and its impact on events which require the direction and control of social policy. Drawing on 50 years of empirical research in judgment and decision making, Hammond examines the possibilities for wisdom and cognitive competence in the formation of social policies, and applies these lessons to specific examples, such as the space shuttle Challenger disaster and the health care debate. Uncertainty, he tells us, can seldom be fully eliminated; thus error is inevitable, and injustice for some unavoidable. But the capacity for making wise judgments increases to the extent that we understand the potential pitfalls and their origin
  • With numerous examples from law, medicine, engineering, and economics, the author presents a comprehensive examination of the underlying dynamics of judgment, dramatizing its important role in the formation of social policies which affect us all
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hammond, Kenneth R
Dewey number
302.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM73
LC item number
.H314 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Social policy
  • Judgment
  • Uncertainty
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Human judgment and social policy : irreducible uncertainty, inevitable error, unavoidable injustice, Kenneth R. Hammond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-425) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Irreducible Uncertainty and the Need for Judgment -- 2. Duality of Error and Policy Formation -- 3. Coping with Uncertainty: The Rivalry Between Intuition and Analysis -- 4. Tension Between Coherence and Correspondence Theories of Competence -- 5. The Evolutionary Roots of Correspondence Competence -- 6. Reducing Rivalry Through Compromise -- 7. Task Structure and Cognitive Structure -- 8. Reducing Tension Through Complementarity -- 9. Is It Possible to Learn by Intervening? -- 10. Is It Possible to Learn from Representing? -- 11. Possibilities for Wisdom -- 12. The Possible Future of Cognitive Competence -- 13. Rivalry, Tension -- Forever?
Control code
32926183
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 436 pages
Isbn
9780195097344
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95035319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Human judgment and social policy : irreducible uncertainty, inevitable error, unavoidable injustice, Kenneth R. Hammond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 402-425) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Irreducible Uncertainty and the Need for Judgment -- 2. Duality of Error and Policy Formation -- 3. Coping with Uncertainty: The Rivalry Between Intuition and Analysis -- 4. Tension Between Coherence and Correspondence Theories of Competence -- 5. The Evolutionary Roots of Correspondence Competence -- 6. Reducing Rivalry Through Compromise -- 7. Task Structure and Cognitive Structure -- 8. Reducing Tension Through Complementarity -- 9. Is It Possible to Learn by Intervening? -- 10. Is It Possible to Learn from Representing? -- 11. Possibilities for Wisdom -- 12. The Possible Future of Cognitive Competence -- 13. Rivalry, Tension -- Forever?
Control code
32926183
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 436 pages
Isbn
9780195097344
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95035319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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