It is a common practice to use multiple tests and sources of information in making risk-based decisions; however, the manner in which the information is integrated and interpreted differs. Well-established statistical methods for interpreting the results of a single test or a single repeated test — tests that are affected by random errors — are available. A large number of methods have been proposed for combining information from various sources, with the field being dominated by statistical decision theory and with a particular emphasis on Bayesian inference. The CPBS approach is grounded on Bayesian theory and provides a systematic mechanism — a synthesis of systems, statistical, and decision analyses — for transferring information from tests and experts into results which can aid decision making.
KeywordsBayesian Inference Bayesian Method Multiple Criterion Decision Human Carcinogen Bayesian Theory
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