Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgment

May 18, 2021|
Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman
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From the bestselling author ofThinking, Fast and Slow,the co-author ofNudge,and the author ofYou Are About to Make a Terrible Mistake!comesNoise, a groundbreaking exploration of why people make bad judgments, and how to control both noise and cognitive bias.​

Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patients—or that two judges in the same courthouse give different sentences to people who have committed the same crime. Suppose that different food inspectors give different ratings to indistinguishable restaurants—or that when a company is handling customer complaints, the resolution depends on who happens to be handling the particular complaint. Now imagine that the same doctor, the same judge, the same inspector, or the same company official makes different decisions, depending on whether it is morning or afternoon, or Monday rather than Wednesday. These are examples of noise: variability in judgments that should be identical.

InNoise, Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein show how noise helps produce errors in many fields, including medicine, law, public health, economic forecasting, food safety, forensic science, bail, child protection, strategy, performance reviews, and personnel selection. And although noise can be found wherever people make judgments and decisions, individuals and organizations alike commonly ignore its role in their judgments and in their actions. They show “noise neglect. With a few simple remedies, people can reduce both noise and bias, and so make far better decisions.

Packed with new ideas, and drawing on the same kind of diligent, insightful research that madeThinking, Fast and SlowandNudgegroundbreakingNew York Timesbestsellers,Noiseexplains how and why humans are so susceptible to noise in judgment—and what we can do about it.
Daniel Kahnemanis the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, Princeton University, Professor of Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Kahneman is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. ...
Title:Noise: A Flaw In Human Judgment
Product dimensions:464 pages, 9.6 X 6.4 X 1.85 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 9.6 X 6.4 X 1.85 in
Published:May 18, 2021
Publisher:Little, Brown And Company
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780316451406

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