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date: 25 March 2019

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This article examines the effectiveness of methods that are designed to provide structure and support to decision making. Those that are primarily aimed at individual decision makers are examined first and then attention is turned to groups. In each case weaknesses of unaided decision making are identified and how successful the application of formal methods is likely to be in mitigating these weaknesses is assessed.

Keywords: decision making, decision process, effectiveness of methods, individual decision makers, evaluation of methods, formal methods

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