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Decision theory.

Douglas John White

Decision theory.

by Douglas John White

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Published by Aldine Pub. Co. in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Decision making.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsT57.95 W47 1969B
    The Physical Object
    Pagination185 p.
    Number of Pages185
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18613610M

    Decision field theory (DFT) is a dynamic-cognitive approach to human decision is a cognitive model that describes how people actually make decisions rather than a rational or normative theory that prescribes what people should or ought to do. It is also a dynamic model of decision making rather than a static model, because it describes how a person's preferences . "The outstanding strengths of the book are its topic coverage, references, exposition, examples and problem sets This book is an excellent addition to any mathematical statistician's library." -Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society In this new edition the author has added substantial material on Bayesian analysis, including lengthy new sections on such important topics as /5(4).

    Steps in Decision Theory 1. List the possible alternatives (actions/decisions) 2. Identify the possible outcomes 3. List the payoff or profit or reward 4. Select one of the decision theory models 5. Apply the model and make your decision. His book draws on philosophy, economics, decision science and psychology, and will appeal to readers in all of these disciplines. Reviews 'Decision Theory with a Human Face is a major work that unifies and expands on an already impressive body of work from Bradley.

    Disputes between evidential decision theory and causal decision theory have continued for decades, and many theorists state dissatisfaction with both alternatives. Timeless decision theory (TDT) is an extension of causal decision networks that compactly represents uncertainty about correlated /5(14). DECISION THEORY. Decision theory studies rational choices. It is used both to predict and explain actual choices and to improve actual decision making. The first purpose is called positive theory and the second is called normative theory. We first start with a review of material in _Smart Choices_, a book written by John Hammond, Ralph.


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No mathematical skills are assumed, and all concepts and results are .