Hodjanernes Blog

18 oktober 2015

Cambridge forskere: ‘Eksperter’ ofte subjektive

Filed under: Evidens, Greenies, Politik, Videnskab — Tags: — Hodja @ 11:37

The accuracy and reliability of expert advice is often compromised by “cognitive frailties”, and needs to be interrogated with the same tenacity as research data to avoid weak and ill-informed policy, warn two leading risk analysis and conservation researchers in the journal Nature today.

While many governments aspire to evidence-based policy, the researchers say the evidence on experts themselves actually shows that they are highly susceptible to “subjective influences” – from individual values and mood, to whether they stand to gain or lose from a decision – and, while highly credible, experts often vastly overestimate their objectivity and the reliability of peers.

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