Accession Number : AD0672953

Title :   COMBINING OVERLAPPING INFORMATION,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Zeckhauser,Richard

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : In group or organizational decision problems it is often desirable to combine the information derived from different sets of observations. Difficulties arise when there is some overlap in these sets, but the data cannot be sifted to identify the overlapping observations. This is one formulation of the problem that is encountered when we attempt to pool the probability judgments of a number of individuals with some separate and some common experience into a jointly assessed probability distribution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, PROBABILITY), DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, SAMPLING

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE