Title: Evidence-based policy at the end of the Cartesian Dream: The case of mathematical modelling
Authors: SALTELLI AndreaFUNTOWICZ Silvio o.
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC91500
ISBN: 978-1-138-79641-6
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC91500
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: After centuries of continuous scientific progress, are we at the end of the "Cartesian Dream" ? The text analyses current scientific practice, current scientific knowledge quality, and the normative issues particularly present when science and policy interact. Clearly, more stringent standards for evidence quality and policy-relevant science are more and more called upon. A new approach called "sensitivity auditing" is presented: a conceptual approach "organized skepticism",and a specific set of criteria to be used when scientific information is provided by mathematical modeling to policy makers.
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