Statistical Science

Combining Probability Distributions: A Critique and an Annotated Bibliography

Christian Genest and James V. Zidek

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Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of aggregating a number of expert opinions which have been expressed in some numerical form in order to reflect individual uncertainty vis-a-vis a quantity of interest. The primary focus is consensus belief formation and expert use, although some relevant aspects of group decision making are also reviewed. A taxonomy of solutions is presented which serves as the framework for a survey of recent theoretical developments in the area. A number of current research directions are mentioned and an extensive, current annotated bibliography is included.

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Source
Statist. Sci. Volume 1, Number 1 (1986), 114-135.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

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doi:10.1214/ss/1177013825

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MR833278

Citation

Genest, Christian; Zidek, James V. Combining Probability Distributions: A Critique and an Annotated Bibliography. Statist. Sci. 1 (1986), no. 1, 114--135. doi:10.1214/ss/1177013825. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1177013825.


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  • See Comment: Glenn Shafer. [Combining Probability Distributions: A Critique and an Annotated Bibliography]: Comment. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 1 (1986), 135--137.
  • See Comment: Simon French. [Combining Probability Distributions: A Critique and an Annotated Bibliography]: Comment. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 1 (1986), 138--138.
  • See Comment: Robert L. Winkler. [Combining Probability Distributions: A Critique and an Annotated Bibliography]: Comment. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 1 (1986), 138--140.
  • See Comment: Peter A. Morris. [Combining Probability Distributions: A Critique and an Annotated Bibliography]: Comment. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 1 (1986), 141--144.
  • See Comment: Robin M. Hogarth. [Combining Probability Distributions: A Critique and an Annotated Bibliography]: Comment. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 1 (1986), 145--147.
  • See Comment: Christian Genest, James V. Zidek. [Combining Probability Distributions: A Critique and an Annotated Bibliography]: Rejoinder. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 1 (1986), 147--148.