Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy -- Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press ™
Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy
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Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy

Book Title:

Uncertainty and Quality in Science for Policy

ISBN:

978-7-313-06496-7

Catalogue

Best Translation Books

Editors

S.O. Funtowicz

J.R. Ravetz

Translator

Zhu Xiaojun etc. 

Original Publisher

Springer

Binding

paperback

Page Numbers

 

Publication Date

26/09/2010

 

Contents:

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.