School of Environment and Life Sciences
Risk Its Nature and Assessment:100%
Critical Review Risk Perception / Individual and Collective Life and Livelihood Strategies
It is argued (Nathan, 2010 pg 154) that risk perceptions are contextual and that they must be analysed as both constrained by social factors and embedded in an individual and collective life and livelihood strategy.
Critically review this statement in the context of ONE of the following:
(i) a disaster of your choice (this may be natural or otherwise), OR
(ii) living in close proximity to a nuclear power station.
Expected Learning Outcomes
The assignment is capable of testing the following learning outcomes:
1. epistemic and frequentist conceptions of probability
2. conditional probabilities, calculus of probabilities and Bayes theorem
3. probability distributions, normal and Poisson
4. basic epidemiology: case-control and longitudinal studies
5. risk as the product of probability and consequences
6. fault trees and event trees
7. the factors influencing perception of risk and their significance in risk communication
8. the role of cost benefit analysis and other techniques used in assigning a monetary valuation to risk
9. the use of risk as a prioritisation tool for regulatory agencies.?????
The above is the descirption of the essay required, I would love for you to go with the (ii)part of the essay which would be reviewed based on “living in close proximity to a nuclear power station”. I would appreciate it if you can talk about the Chernobyl disaster and that of the recent earthquake/tsunami in japan which are both related to nuclear power staion/plant. The essay should reflect the expected learning outcomes give above, will also attach few documents that would aid you and a sample of work the lecturer gave as a guide in doing this work. The sample is not on this particular topic but it would give you an idea on what the lecturer looks out for. I honestly need to make a distinction in this module and plead with you to do your best and provide as many sources as possible based on the level of work expected from masters students in my school. A minimum of 25 sources should be provided and they should be as recent as possible. No internet based material is welcomed, concentrate more on recent journals, books,lancet,googlescholar,sciencedirect,webofknowledge,ebsco and other acceptable sources for academic work. There should be a consistent and meaningful flow in the structure of the work that would not bore the reader but would also be understood by a lay man. The use of phrase bank will aid you in using professional and intelligent introductions, arguements to this work. You can argue resonably here but never conclude in your own words. Am sure you will do great justice to this essay and I would love to be in the know with the development of work so far.
I would like to add that if the (ii)part of the essay would pose a problem for you, kindly let me know and you can go with the (i)part of the essay which should be a disaster of your choice. This would entail you go with a most recent disaster like the japan tsunami/earthquake and indepth knowledge is needed.
Would love to know or have a structure of the work before you progress with it.
The book by nathan will be uploaded and a discuss on risk perception,factors influencing risk perception,biases of human psychology in risk perception,criteria influencing individual and household risk perception,the adaptation of expectations to opportunities, people’s strategy and interest, importance of the context in shaping risk perception, socio-anthropological factors-towards a different vision of risk perception, nuclear power station,brief background of the disaster chosen be it (ii)or (i) should be carefully and intelligently reflected.
100% originality is needed please
http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/introductions.htm(this a link to the phrase bank i talked about)
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