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Michael Smithson

Michael Smithson

Michael Smithson is a Professor in the Psychology Department at The Australian National University. He has written 6 books, co-edited 3, and published more than 120 refereed articles and book chapters. His research interests focus on how people think about and respond to unknowns.

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Michael Smithson is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at The Australian National University in Canberra, and received his PhD from the University of Oregon. He is the author of Confidence Intervals (Sage, 2003), Statistics With Confidence (Sage, 2000), Ignorance and Uncertainty (Springer, 1989), and Fuzzy Set Analysis for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (Springer, 1987), co-author of Generalized Linear Models for Categorical and Continuous Limited Dependent Variables (Chapman & Hall, 2013) and Fuzzy Set Theory: Applications in the Social Sciences (Sage, 2006), and co-editor of Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Earthscan, 2008) and Resolving Social Dilemmas: Dynamic, Structural, and Intergroup Aspects (Psychology Press, 1999). His other publications include more than 130 refereed journal articles and book chapters. His primary research interests are in judgment and decision making under uncertainty and quantitative methods for the social sciences.

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