Aggregation of Opinions and Preferences in Decision Problems

  • M. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell
Part of the Advances in Risk Analysis book series (AIRA, volume 2)


The analyst who wants more data than are available through statistics, may decide to use the opinion of experts; he then faces several questions that will affect the quality of the information that he will obtain: To whom to go for valuable insights? How to present his questions? Should he use iterative techniques? Should he avoid or create experts’ interaction? And finally, how should he aggregate the data that he gathered from them?


Decision Maker Group Decision Collective Decision Opinion Aggregation Delphi Technique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell
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  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering ManagementStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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