Difference between revisions of "Value judgement"

From Opasnet
Jump to: navigation, search
(moved from Intarese)
 
(8 intermediate revisions by 3 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
'''Value judgement''' means a preference{{disclink|Definition of value judgement}} for a certain state of the world, expressed by an individual or by a society.
+
[[Category:Glossary term]]
 +
{{encyclopedia|moderator=Jouni
 +
| reference = {{publication
 +
| authors        = Jouni T. Tuomisto, Mikko Pohjola
 +
| page          = Value judgement
 +
| explanation    =
 +
| publishingyear = 2010
 +
| urn            =
 +
| elsewhere      =
 +
}}
 +
}}
 +
<section begin=glossary />
 +
:'''Value judgment''' is a preference{{disclink|Definition of value judgement}} for a certain state of the world, expressed by an individual or by a society. Value judgments - in contrast to [[valuation]] - include all kinds of statements of preferences, not only monetary valuation.
 +
:Assessment is about estimating impacts that may have either positive or negative '''value judgments''' attached to themselves or to the factors causally affecting them or to the factors causally affected by them. These values must be acknowledged in the process of making the assessments, not only in the decision making phase, otherwise there is a risk of compromising the relevance of the assessment. Combining phenomena of physical reality with the value judgments related to them requires methods to distinguish these two things from each other and bringing the value judgments to explicit scrutiny within an assessment.<section end=glossary />
  
Risk assessment is about estimating impacts that have positive or negative value judgements attached to themselves or to the determinants that causally affect them. These values must be acknowledged in the process of making the assessments, not only in the risk management phase, otherwise there is a risk of compromising the relevance of the assessment. Combining phenomena of physical reality with the value judgements related to them requires methods to distinguish these two things from each other and bringing the value judgements to explicit scrutiny within an assessment.
+
Assessments typically consider complex networks of natural and societal phenomena that are of, at least potential, interest to many organizations and individuals with different perspectives to the issues at stake. These organizations and individuals are not only possible sources of relevant knowledge, but also, and perhaps in particular, societal actors with plural values regarding the issues of assessment. Due consideration of these values is crucial in assessments, in particular if assessments are considered as processes of invoking social learning upon societally important matters. Also value judgments, like factual statements based on evidence, can be subjects of systematic scrutiny in assessments.
 +
 
 +
== See also ==
 +
 
 +
* [[Value judgement tool]]
 +
* [[The role of religion in open assessment]]
 +
 
 +
== References ==
 +
 
 +
<References/>
 +
 
 +
==Comments==
 +
 
 +
<discussion />
 +
[[Category:THL publications 2009]]
 +
[[Category:THL publications 2010]]

Latest revision as of 06:44, 30 January 2011


<section begin=glossary />

Value judgment is a preferenceD↷ for a certain state of the world, expressed by an individual or by a society. Value judgments - in contrast to valuation - include all kinds of statements of preferences, not only monetary valuation.
Assessment is about estimating impacts that may have either positive or negative value judgments attached to themselves or to the factors causally affecting them or to the factors causally affected by them. These values must be acknowledged in the process of making the assessments, not only in the decision making phase, otherwise there is a risk of compromising the relevance of the assessment. Combining phenomena of physical reality with the value judgments related to them requires methods to distinguish these two things from each other and bringing the value judgments to explicit scrutiny within an assessment.<section end=glossary />

Assessments typically consider complex networks of natural and societal phenomena that are of, at least potential, interest to many organizations and individuals with different perspectives to the issues at stake. These organizations and individuals are not only possible sources of relevant knowledge, but also, and perhaps in particular, societal actors with plural values regarding the issues of assessment. Due consideration of these values is crucial in assessments, in particular if assessments are considered as processes of invoking social learning upon societally important matters. Also value judgments, like factual statements based on evidence, can be subjects of systematic scrutiny in assessments.

See also

References


Comments

<discussion />