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Commentary on "Communicating Uncertainty: Fulfilling the Duty to Inform"

Commentary

Author
Thomas Fingar - Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Published by
Issues in Science and Technology, December 2012


First paragraph of commentary:

In “Communicating Uncertainty: Fulfilling the Duty to Inform,” (Issues, Summer 2012), Baruch Fischhoff offers a cogent and balanced set of actions that experts and decisionmakers can take to improve the way in which uncertainty is handled when experts are asked to inform decisions. In particular, he highlights how the concepts and consequences of uncertainty, probability, and confidence are often misunderstood and sometimes conflated, and how these same problems provide insights into the many potential strategies for addressing them.

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