Accession Number:

ADA045219

Title:

Decision Structuring Aid: Characterization and Preliminary Implementation.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CALIF

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

The process of building a decision model that captures the important relationships of a decision situation is generally recognized as the most time consuming and difficult aspect of decision analysis. This report documents research designed to develop aids for facilitating the model-building process. The ultimate goal of this research is a design for a man-machine system that will help a task force commander and his staff structure the relevant factors of a decision into a formal decision model. The research has resulted in the specification of a structuring process composed of four basic structuring functions decision bounding, preliminary structuring, model expansion, and model contraction. A preliminary computer program for assisting a task force commander and his staff in applying the structuring process has been developed. Testing and further development of algorithms and computer support for the structuring process is recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE