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Statistical Theory and Methods

  1. A O'Hagan

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vae019

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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O'Hagan, A. 2006. Elicitation. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.

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  1. University of Sheffield, UK

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Elicitation is the process of formulating the beliefs and knowledge of someone about one or more uncertain quantities in the form of a probability distribution for those quantities. Because it represents personal judgment, the probability distribution is interpreted in the framework of Subjective probability.