Accession Number:

ADA109573

Title:

Empirical Analysis of Systematic Communication Errors.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

This study is concerned with the causality of systematic communication errors encountered in Marine land combat operations in Vietnam. Source data was compiled from an examination of after-action reports maintained at USMC Archives, Washington, D.C. The fundamentals of Information and Communication Theory are explored first, in an effort to understand the phenomena psychological and physiological capabilities and limitations affecting the human link in information and communication systems. This background served as the foundation regarding the development of a suitable communication error model to explain the anomalies encountered in human behavior in military operations of high intensity. From this model, inferences were made regarding the practicability of implementing Decision Support Systems DSSs to eliminate the systematic communication errors discovered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE