Structuring decision problems: A case study and reflections for practitioners

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Authors: 
Detlof von Winterfeldt
Barbara Fasolo
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This article reviews several approaches to problem structuring and, in particular, the three- step structuring process for decision analysis proposed by von Winterfeldt and Edwards:(1) identifying the problem;(2) selecting an appropriate analytical approach;(3) developing the a detailed analytic structure. This three-step process is re-examined in the context of a decision analysis of alternative policies to reduce electromagnetic field exposure from electric power lines. This decision analysis was conducted for a public health organization ...