Journal article

Weighting and aggregating expert ecological judgments

Victoria Hemming, Anca M Hanea, Terry Walshe, Mark A Burgman

Ecological Applications | Ecological Society of America | Published : 2020


Performance weighted aggregation of expert judgments, using calibration questions, has been advocated to improve pooled quantitative judgments for ecological questions. However, there is little discussion or practical advice in the ecological literature regarding the application, advantages or challenges of performance weighting. In this paper we (1) illustrate how the IDEA protocol with four‐step question format can be extended to include performance weighted aggregation from the Classical Model, and (2) explore the extent to which this extension improves pooled judgments for a range of performance measures. Our case study demonstrates that performance weights can improve judgments derived ..

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