Risk Assessment – Challenges and Recommendations

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Authors
  1. Pak, C.K.
  2. Genik, L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This paper presents a literature review on risk assessment (RA) that focuses on some of the challenges that arise when conducting RAs. This work builds upon a previous literature search on RA, identifying several key references and synthesizing common issues and recommendations. An assessment of quantitative, qualitative, integrated and comparative RA approaches, and a discussion on availability, representativeness and anchor-and-adjustment psychological heuristics are included. The following recommendations are provided: that risk practitioners recognize and communicate uncertainty; adopt scientific practices such as documentation, validation, peer review, and publishing; and improve transparency. The literature review was undertaken as a part of the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC) collaborative project and is intended to be a resource for DRDC, EMBC, and other partners.

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Report Number
DRDC-CSS-TN-2012-032 — Technical Note
Date of publication
01 Dec 2012
Number of Pages
23
DSTKIM No
CA036678
CANDIS No
536959
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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