Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment

Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment

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From the bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the co-author of Nudge, a groundbreaking exploration of why most people make bad judgments, and how to control for that noise.​

Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical patients — or that two judges in the same courthouse give different sentences to people who have committed the same crime. Suppose that different food inspectors give different ratings to indistinguishable restaurants — or that when a company is handling customer complaints, the resolution depends on who happens to be handling the particular complaint. Now imagine that the same doctor, the same judge, the same inspector, or the same company official makes different decisions, depending on whether it is morning or afternoon, or Monday rather than Wednesday. These are examples of noise: variability in judgments that should be identical.
 
In Noise, Daniel Kahneman, Cass R. Sunstein, and Olivier Sibony show how noise contributes significantly to errors in all fields, including medicine, law, economic forecasting, police behavior, food safety, bail, security checks at airports, strategy, and personnel selection. And although noise can be found wherever people make judgments and decisions, individuals and organizations alike are commonly oblivious to the role of chance in their judgments and in their actions.
 
Drawing on the latest findings in psychology and behavioral economics, and the same kind of diligent, insightful research that made Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers, Noise explains how and why humans are so susceptible to noise in judgment — and what we can do about it.
 

Title:Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316451406
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    Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment Reviews

  • David Wineberg

    The sheer variety of ways judgment can be clouded is mind-boggling. The more closely we examine judgments, the more noise turns up as a factor. In Noise, an A-list team of celebrity psych stars, Danie...

  • Trevor

    I’ve only ever come across the idea of noise in the context of information theory – something I thought this book would have made more mention of, but it didn’t, really. The idea being that the ...

  • Rick Wilson

    You know what the real lesson here is, don’t pre-order books based on the authors reputation alone. In a world filled with noise, these authors contribute to it through their generally inadequate bo...

  • Angie Boyter

    Noise is bad no matter where in life we find it. In their new book Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass Sunstein say there is too much of it in our judgments and explain how noise arises and what...

  • Sebastian Gebski

    This book is criticized primarily for 2 reasons:* first of all, because it doesn't bring such striking mental models as System 1 and System 2 (from "Thinking ...")* because some have expected that Kah...

  • Maher Razouk

    This book was a disappointment ... I thought that it's gonna be a scientific book . But it seemed written by Malcolm Gladwell ... Its a punch of stories nothing more...

  • Gumble's Yard - Golden Reviewer

    I have been very interested in the work of the psychologist and economist Daniel Kahneman since around 2000 where I came across some of the ideas around over-confidence bias on an Executive MBA at Ins...

  • Rebecca A

    Although interesting, the authors clearly show their bias in “Noise”. It was a disappointing book after reading the incredibly interesting and applicable “Thinking Fast and Slow”. My main conc...

  • Nick Lucarelli

    Doesn't add enough to "Thinking, Fast and Slow" to warrant another book. Feels like one of those books where the author gets paid for every time they use a specific word (in this case, "noise") and ha...

  • Debra Lowman

    Interesting look at noise- anything and everything from time of day, to weather, to unconscious preconceptions- that causes inconsistencies in judgement. The authors go through several studies and cas...