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Making decision research useful - not just rewarding


  • Rex V. Brown


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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  • Rex V. Brown, 2006. "Making decision research useful - not just rewarding," Judgment and Decision Making, Society for Judgment and Decision Making, vol. 1, pages 162-173, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:jdm:journl:v:1:y:2006:i::p:162-173

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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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