RSCREEN and OPGEN: Two Problem Structuring Decision Aids Which Employ Decision Templates
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Decision templates are prestructured procedural aids for evaluating various alternative courses of action available to a decision maker. This report describes two computer-based decision aids which are structured using decision analytic methodology. The first aid, RSCREEN Rapid SCREENing of decision options, is an interactive computer software program that assists decision makers in a crisis situation characterized by severe constraints on time, detailed information processing procedures, and training in evaluating several different courses of action. Each decision template in the RSCREEN aid encompasses the critical elements of the political-military situation in much the same manner as a well-developed contingency plan. For example, if a decision maker is faced with the immediate evacuation of diplomatic personnel from a hostile foreign country, heshe can draw on the RSCREEN aid for relevant data on evacuation procedures in general, and to assess hisher particular problem in light of these previous evacuation procedures.
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