This appendix summarises some risk analysis and management terminology used in the book. Reference is made to Aven (2011e), which discusses key terms based on the ISO standard on risk terminology (ISO 2009a,b).
Variation of quantities in a population
Outcome of an event
When referring to the consequences of an activity, a broader definition is adopted, covering all types of events and outcomes associated with the activity.
Occurrence of a particular set of circumstances
A frequentist probability equals the fraction of times the event occurs when the situation considered can be repeated over and over again under similar conditions
A frequentist probability is a model concept, a parameter of a probability model.
Person or group having an interest in the performance of an organisation
Examples are customers, owners, employees, suppliers, bankers, unions, partners or society.
A group may be an organisation, part of an organisation or more than one organisation.
A subjective measure of uncertainty of an event The probability is interpreted with reference to an ...