Predictive Models as a Guide to Preference

  • Robyn M. Dawes
  • Published 1977 in
    IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and…


Multiattribute decomposition has been shown empirically to be superior to clinical judgment in evaluating such phenomena as student potential, ultimate psychiatric diagnosis, and longevity of patients with Hodgkins disease. This superiority is maintained even when attributes are combined in a nonoptimal manner. The reason is that people (expert and… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/TSMC.1977.4309723