Relevance and Load Effects on Simple and Complex Decision Making: Additional Evidence.
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND
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Complexity theory predictions for environmental effects on decision making have been based on the information load concept. Research has shown that earlier studies had confounded load and relevance, and that previously obtained load effects on complex decision making are in fact due to relevance variation. The current paper employs a re-analysis of data measuring the effect of information load and relevant load rather than load and relevance percentage of load on simple and complex decision making. Previous results of S. C. Streufert were again supported it appears that simple decision making is an effect of information load and complex decision making is a result of information relevance in an international conflict simulation.