Product Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Lamb, B.L. and N. Burkardt
Lamb, B.L. and N. Burkardt. 2008. Mathematical models frame environmental dispute [Review of the article Useless arithmetic: Ten points to ponder when using mathematical models in environmental decision making]. Public Administration Review 68(3): 55-60.
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When Linda Pilkey-Jarvis and Orrin Pilkey start in their article “Useless Arithmetic,” that “mathematical models are simplified, generalized representations of a process or system,” they probably do not mean to imply that these models are simple. Rather, the models are simpler than nature and that is the heart of the problem with predictive models…