Scientific Decision Making Process

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What is a scientific decision making process?

Scientific decision making is the study of identifying and choosing alternatives based on the values and preferences of the decision maker. Scientific decision making involves a cognitive process where each step follows in a logical order from the one before.
Making a scientific decision implies that there are alternative choices to be considered, and in such a case we want not only to identify as many of these alternatives as possible but to choose the one that (1) has the highest probability of success or effectiveness and (2) best fits with our goals, desires, lifestyle, values, and so on.

Scientific decision making is the process of sufficiently reducing uncertainty and doubt about
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Also don 't forget to include indirect factors in the rating. If you are deciding between machines X, Y, and Z and you already have an employee who knows how to operate machine Z, that fact should be considered. If you are choosing an investigative team to send to Japan to look at plant sites and you have very qualified candidates A, B, and C, the fact that B is a very fast typist, a superior photographer or has some other side benefit in addition to being a qualified team member, should be considered. In fact, what you put on your hobbies and interests line on your resume can be quite important when you apply for a job just because employers are interested in getting people with a good collection of additional abilities.
5. Rate the risk of each alternative. In problem solving, you hunt around for a solution that best solves a particular problem, and by such a hunt you are pretty sure that the solution will work. In decision making, however, there is always some degree of uncertainty in any choice. Will Anand really work out as the new supervisor? If we decide to expand into Calcutta, will our sales and profits really increase? Risks can be rated as percentages, ratios, rankings, grades or in any other form that allows them to be compared.
6. Make the

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