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How well do capability assessments reflect actual capability? – An experimental study of capability assessments with multi-actor dependencies

Hanson, Malin; Severinsen, Sebastian and Lindbom, Hanna LU (2016) European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2016) In Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice p.451-458
Abstract
In order to cater for the increasingly complex society several countries have adopted a capabilities-based planning approach, including capability assessments, as part of their preparedness for disasters. Since the number of actors who are dependent on each other is increasing, capability assessments are made based on assumptions of other actors’ capabilities. It is therefore crucial to understand how multi-actor dependencies affect capability assessments. This experimental study aims at investigating how well capability assessments correspond to actual capability, taking multi-actor dependencies into account. A total of 48 participants, randomly assigned into 24 pairs, assessed their individual capability and capability as a group to... (More)
In order to cater for the increasingly complex society several countries have adopted a capabilities-based planning approach, including capability assessments, as part of their preparedness for disasters. Since the number of actors who are dependent on each other is increasing, capability assessments are made based on assumptions of other actors’ capabilities. It is therefore crucial to understand how multi-actor dependencies affect capability assessments. This experimental study aims at investigating how well capability assessments correspond to actual capability, taking multi-actor dependencies into account. A total of 48 participants, randomly assigned into 24 pairs, assessed their individual capability and capability as a group to accomplish a given task. The results show that the participants in general underestimated their capability, both individually and in groups. (Less)
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Walls, Lesley; Revie, Matthew; Bedford, Tim; ; and
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451 - 458
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CRC Press/Balkema
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European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2016)
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10.1201/9781315374987-70
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  abstract     = {In order to cater for the increasingly complex society several countries have adopted a capabilities-based planning approach, including capability assessments, as part of their preparedness for disasters. Since the number of actors who are dependent on each other is increasing, capability assessments are made based on assumptions of other actors’ capabilities. It is therefore crucial to understand how multi-actor dependencies affect capability assessments. This experimental study aims at investigating how well capability assessments correspond to actual capability, taking multi-actor dependencies into account. A total of 48 participants, randomly assigned into 24 pairs, assessed their individual capability and capability as a group to accomplish a given task. The results show that the participants in general underestimated their capability, both individually and in groups.},
  author       = {Hanson, Malin and Severinsen, Sebastian and Lindbom, Hanna},
  booktitle    = {Risk, Reliability and Safety: Innovating Theory and Practice},
  editor       = {Walls, Lesley and Revie, Matthew and Bedford, Tim},
  isbn         = {978-1-138-02997-2},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {451--458},
  publisher    = {CRC Press/Balkema},
  title        = {How well do capability assessments reflect actual capability? – An experimental study of capability assessments with multi-actor dependencies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315374987-70},
  year         = {2016},
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