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THE CHOICE OF ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES IN COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING SUPPORT DIV
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The model is shown to provide a means for determining the measure of effectiveness as a function of the controllable variables in terms of the relevant uncontrollable variables. The various classes of models are characterized as operational exercises, gaming, simulation and analytical, in increasing order of abstraction. These are applicable to different classes of problems the exercise for last-stage testing of systems, gaming where human decision plays an important role, simulation for complex problems which are internally describable in complete detail, and analytical models to make use of the power of mathematics, especially where an optimum is sought.
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