Relevance and Load: Effects on Simple and Complex Decision Making.
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND
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Divergent predictions based on information load from environmental complexity theory and information relevance for four measures of decision making in complex environments were examined. Subjects participated as two-man teams in a complex decision making task the TNG experimental simulation. Groups were exposed to one of three information load levels for four consecutive one-half hour playing periods. Information relevance was varied in random sequence, so that during one of the playing periods subjects received 20 relevant information, during another 40, during another 60 and during another 80 relevant information. The remaining information was irrelevant. Author Modified Abstract