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Toward best practice framing of uncertainty in scientific publications: A review of Water Resources Research abstracts

Guillaume, Joseph; Helgeson, Casey; Elsawah, Sondoss; Jakeman, Anthony; Kummu, Matti


Uncertainty is recognized as a key issue in water resources research, among other sciences. Discussions of uncertainty typically focus on tools and techniques applied within an analysis, e.g., uncertainty quantification and model validation. But uncertainty is also addressed outside the analysis, in writing scientific publications. The language that authors use conveys their perspective of the role of uncertainty when interpreting a claim—what we call here “framing” the uncertainty. This...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Water Resources Research
DOI: 10.1002/2017WR020609
Access Rights: Open Access


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