id: 05352143
dt: b
an: 2011c.00841
au: Körner, T. W.
ti: Naive decision making. Mathematics applied to the social world.
so: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (ISBN 978-0-521-73163-8/pbk;
978-0-521-51616-7/hbk). xv, 373~p. (2008).
py: 2008
pu: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
la: EN
cc: M40 K90
ut:
ci:
li: doi:10.1017/CBO9780511755439
ab: People who have been trained to think of mathematics as being about finding
right answers often find it hard to adjust to subjects like statistics
which are about making decisions that may turn out to be right or
wrong. The object of this book is to help readers think about how
decisions are made and how mathematics concepts become involved in the
process. In doing so, the author opened new ways of looking at
mathematics itself. I enjoyed the book, therefore I recommend it to all
readers.
rv: George Stoica (Saint John)