Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy (Theory and Decision Library A:)

Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy (Theory and Decision Library A:)

ISBN: 9780792307990
Publisher: Springer
Edition: 1990
Publication Date: 1990-10-31
Number of pages: 231
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This book explains the notational system NUSAP (Numeral, Unit, Spread, Assessment, Pedigree) and applies it to several examples from the environmental sciences. The authors are now making further extensions of NUSAP, including an algorithm for the propagation of quality-grades through models used in risk and safety studies. They are also developing the concept of `Post-normal Science', in which quality assurance of information requires the participation of `extended peer-communities' lying outside the traditional expertise.

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