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ERIC Number: EJ1201028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
Bayesian Reasoning in Avalanche Terrain: A Theoretical Investigation
Ebert, Philip A.
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v19 n1 p84-95 2019
In this article, I explore a Bayesian approach to avalanche decision-making. I motivate this perspective by highlighting a version of the base-rate fallacy and show that a similar pattern applies to decision-making in avalanche-terrain. I then draw out three theoretical lessons from adopting a Bayesian approach and discuss these lessons critically. Lastly, I highlight a number of challenges for avalanche educators when incorporating the Bayesian perspective in their curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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