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Report of the Workshop on Selecting Input Distributions for Probabilistic Assessments

Report of the Workshop on Selecting Input Distributions for Probabilistic Assessments

New York, NY, April 21-22, 1998

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Published by Risk Assessment Forum, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Environmental risk assessment -- United States -- Statistical methods -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementU.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    ContributionsUnited States. Environmental Protection Agency. Risk Assessment Forum., Eastern Research Group, Inc., United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17701270M

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This report was prepared by Eastern Research Group, Inc. (ERG), an EPA contractor (Contract No. D, Work Assignment No. ) as a general record of discussions during the Workshop on Selecting Input Distributions for Probabilistic Assessments.

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Each replication involves selecting one sensitivity and specificity value from the probability distribution to be used to calculate the positive and negative predictive values (PPV, NPV, respectively). These PPV and NPV values represent the probability that a subject was correctly classified, given their observed exposure and disease status.

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In many instances, the input (e.g., statistics, such as the means and standard deviations of uncertain quantities) required for probabilistic analyses are themselves highly uncertain and can only be established approximately through the reasoned judgment of trained professionals.

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The community distribution, which the TFI model estimates, is defined in Appendix J, Section 5, of the SSHAC report as “the mixture of the distributions of the individual experts if [the decision maker] believed that the experts in this ‘perfect community' were effectively equally informed on the issue of interest and equally.

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This report draws on what was learned at the workshop and in subse-quent briefings to the committee. The report makes two main points. First, developers and analysts of biometric recognition systems must bear in mind that such systems are complex and need to be addressed as such.

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