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Title Acceptable evidence [electronic resource] : science and values in risk management / edited by Deborah G. Mayo, Rachelle D. Hollander.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 292 pages) : illustrations.
Series Environmental ethics and science policy series
Environmental ethics and science policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Hidden hazards / Roger E. Kasperson and Jeanne X. Kasperson -- Acceptable evidence in a pluralistic society / Sheila Jasanoff -- Beyond numbers : a broader perspective on risk perception and risk communication / Paul Slovic -- Guidelines for communicating information about chemical risks effectively and responsibly / Vincent T. Covello, Peter M. Sandman, and Paul Slovic -- Risk assessment and risk management : an uneasy divorce / Ellen K. Silbergeld -- Understanding uncertainties in medical evidence : professional and public responsibilities / Valerie Miké -- Evidential, ethical, and policy disputes : admissible evidence in radioactive waste management / E. William Colglazier -- Expert claims and social decisions : science, politics, and responsibility / Rachelle D. Hollander -- Knowledge, values, and technological decisions : a decision theoretic approach / Ronald N. Giere.
Causing harm : epidemiological and physiological concepts of causation / Kenneth F. Schaffner -- Reductionist approaches to risk / Kristin Shrader-Frechette -- Sociological versus metascientific views of risk assessment / Deborah G. Mayo.
Summary Discussions of science and values in risk management have largely focused on how values enter into arguments about risks, that is, issues of acceptable risk. Instead this volume concentrates on how values enter into collecting, interpreting, communicating, and evaluating the evidence of risks, that is, issues of the acceptability of evidence of risk. By focusing on acceptable evidence, this volume avoids two barriers to progress. One barrier assumes that evidence of risk is largely a matter of objective scientific data and therefore uncontroversial. The other assumes that evidence of risk, bei.
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Subject Technology -- Risk assessment.
Risk management.
Indexed Term Risks Management
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Mayo, Deborah G.
Hollander, Rachelle D.
Other Form: Print version: Acceptable evidence. New York : Oxford University Press, 1991 0195063724 9780195063721 (DLC) 90043855 (OCoLC)22183215
ISBN 9780198022848 (electronic bk.)
0198022840 (electronic bk.)
0195063724 (acid-free paper)
9780195063721 (acid-free paper)
0195089294 (pbk.)
9780195089295 (pbk.)