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An ideal source and guide for statisticians and psychologists with interests in expert judgement or practical applications of Bayesian analysis, Uncertain Judgements will also benefit decision-makers, risk analysts, engineers and researchers in the medical and social sciences.
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Professor Paul Gathwaite – Open University, Prof of Statistics, Maths and Computing
Dr Jeremy Oakley – Sheffield University
Professor John Brazier – Director of Health Economics Group, University of Sheffield
Dr Tim Rakow – University of Essex, Psychology Department
Dr Alireza Daneshkhah – University of Sheffield, Medical Statistics Department
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