Archives For decision making heuristics

In a series of occasional posts on this blog, I’ve discussed some of the pitfalls of heuristics based decision making as well as the risks associated with decision making on incomplete information or in an environment of time pressure. As an aid to the reader I’ve provided a consolidated list here.

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The Queensland Transport Rail Safety Unit (QTRSU) report into the fatal rail accident at Mindi in 2007 offers a good example of problem framing bias effect during safety investigations.

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