Search for dissertations about: "uncertainty"

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  1. 1. Dealing with uncertainty

    Author : Jonas Clausen Mork; John Cantwell; Till Grüne-Yanoff; Terje Aven; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; safety factor; safety margin; uncertainty factor; uncertainty function; uncertainty; information; risk; risk assessment; risk management; epistemology; science; reasoning;

    Abstract : Uncertainty is, it seems, more or less constantly present in our lives. Even so, grasping the concept philosophically is far from trivial. In this doctoral thesis, uncertainty and its conceptual companion information are studied. Axiomatic analyses are provided and numerical measures suggested. READ MORE

  2. 2. Uncertainty in risk assessment : contents and modes of communication

    Author : Rikard Levin; Sven Ove Hansson; Erik Olsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; uncertainty; scientific uncertainty; characterization of uncertainty; decision-making under uncertainty; risk assessment; risk management; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : Assessments of chemical health risks are performed by scientific experts. Their intended use is as bases for decisions. This thesis tries to answer the questions of how uncertainty is, and should be, communicated in such risk assessments. The thesis consists of two articles and an introductory essay. READ MORE

  3. 3. Environmental Modelling : Learning from Uncertainty

    Author : John M. Juston; Per-Erik Jansson; Jens Christian Refsgaard; John Juston; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Models; data; error; uncertainty; hydrology; soil carbon; wetlands; phosphorus;

    Abstract : Environmental models are important tools; however uncertainty is pervasive in the modeling process.   Current research has shown that under­standing and representing these uncertainties is critical when decisions are expected to be made from the modeling results. READ MORE

  4. 4. Laboring Through Uncertainty : an ethnography of the Chinese state, labor NGOs, and development

    Author : Darcy Pan; Johan Lindquist; Anette Nyqvist; Stephan Feuchtwang; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; uncertainty; intimacy; complicity; mingan; secrecy; state; NGO; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi;

    Abstract : This study sets out to understand how international development projects supporting labor activism work in contemporary China. It focuses on the lived experiences of and relationships among a group of grassroots⁠ labor NGOs in the province of Guangdong, South China; intermediary NGOs in Hong Kong; and Western funding agencies that try to bring about social change in postsocialist China where the political climate is still highly restrictive and the limits of the state’s tolerance for activism are ambiguous and uncertain. READ MORE

  5. 5. Is it safe? safety factor reasoning in policy-making under uncertainty

    Author : Jonas Clausen Mork; John Cantwell; Stig Andur Pedersen; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; safety factor; uncertainty factor; uncertainty function; uncertainty; rationality; policy; decision; science; risk; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the practice of using safety factors in decision-making under uncertainty, in particular in the areas of toxicology and civil engineering. The aim is to expose and clarify some of the philosophical issues surrounding the practice. READ MORE