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Making decision research useful - not just rewarding

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  • Rex V. Brown
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    An experienced decision aider reflects on how misaligned priorities produce decision research that is less useful than it could be. Scientific interest and professional standing may motivate researchers --- and their funders and publishers --- more powerfully than concern to help people make better decisions.

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    Article provided by Society for Judgment and Decision Making in its journal Judgment and Decision Making.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2006)
    Issue (Month): (November)
    Pages: 162-173

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    Handle: RePEc:jdm:journl:v:1:y:2006:i::p:162-173

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    Keywords: decision analysis; decision aids.;

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    1. Simon, Herbert A, 1979. "Rational Decision Making in Business Organizations," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 69(4), pages 493-513, September.
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    1. Barbara Mullin & Mhairi Mullin & Roger Mullin & Jack Dowie & Rex V. Brown, 2008. "Mhairi's Dilemma: A study of decision analysis at work," Judgment and Decision Making, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, vol. 3(8), pages 679-689, December.

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