Accession Number:

AD0707318

Title:

Individual and Organizational Forces Influencing the Interpretation of Indicators

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The paper is a review of the major psychological and organizational factors which may distort the interpretation of indicators. A general lens model is used to explain how indicator data are pattern matched to earlier learned hypotheses about possible outcomes. The forces influencing judgment within this model work in a way to produce conservative, inertia-bound evaluations. A series of recommendations to counter informational biases is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE