9781444336528

Making Better Decisions Decision Theory in Practice

  • ISBN 13:

    9781444336528

  • ISBN 10:

    1444336525

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/11/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Making Better Decisions introduces readers to some of the principal aspects of decision theory, and examines how these might lead us to make better decisions.- Introduces readers to key aspects of decision theory and examines how they might help us make better decisions - Presentation of material encourages readers to imagine a situation and make a decision or a judgment - Offers a broad coverage of the subject including major insights from several sub-disciplines: microeconomic theory, decision theory, game theory, social choice, statistics, psychology, and philosophy - Explains these insights informally in a language that has minimal mathematical notation or jargon, even when describing and interpreting mathematical theorems - Critically assesses the theory presented within the text, as well as some of its critiques - Includes a web resource for teachers and students

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