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Abstract

Inadequacy of existing techniques for sensitivity analysis (SA) of models, coupled with an overconfident attitude on the side of the model developers, has so far played against the use of proper SA. By reviewing recent methodological developments in the field of global quantitative sensitivity analysis, this paper argues that time is ripe for a wider use of SA. The paper focuses on:

- A general but rigorous definition of SA;
- The importance of the use of proper quantitative SA methods;
- The tasks where SA can be useful.
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Additional information

Authors: SALTELLI A, JRC Ispra (IT);CAMPOLONGO F, JRC Ispra (IT);TARANTOLA S, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Statistical Science (1998)
Record Number: 199811398 / Last updated on: 1998-11-10
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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