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In fact, as developed next, even with such zero ratings, there is in general no Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis 23 mathematically sound way to combine ordered categorical ratings to mimic multiplication. This will provide an incentive to consider stronger rating scales, including those used in quantitative risk analysis approaches, while still allowing for realistic uncertainties in the input component values. 4. A MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF QUALITATIVE RISK RATING Risk rating systems such as those above can be formally modeled by mathematical functions z = f(x1, x2, …, xn), or z = f(x), where x is a vector of input attribute levels to which a risk level or rating is to be assigned and z = f(x) is the risk rating assigned to x.
By a symmetric argument, the cell directly below it (if any) must also receive a rating of H. Iterating, all cells must receive a rating of H. But this contradicts the requirement that f(0) = L. Thus, assuming that a representation satisfying the conditions of the Theorem exists leads to a contradiction, showing that no such representation exists. For arbitrary n > 1, the proof is similar: starting from the “top right corner” cell, corresponding to f(1) = H, for f to be a sound representation of rp, the cells adjacent to it must be labeled H.
R(x) = max(x1, x2) and r(x) = min(x1, x2)) show that qualitative risk ratings that depend only on the marginal distributions of the inputs must assign the same ratings to joint distributions of x giving quantitative risks as low as 0 or as high as 1, depending on the correlations among components (because their marginal distributions are the same). A similar lack of discriminatory power can be demonstrated even if no quantitative risk function is considered. ) Then distributing all probability density uniformly over the three cells (L, L), (M, H) and (H, M) gives the same uniform marginal distributions for the qualitative ratings of each component as distributing it uniformly over the three cells (H, H), (M, L), and (L, M).