Accession Number:

ADA133182

Title:

A Simulation of Information Load and Its Affect on Tactical Decision Making

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the problems associated with the abundance of information generated by decision aids, and utilizes James G. Marchs model of organizational decision making as a medium to examine information. The emphasis is on choice situations resulting in flight, oversight , and resolution conditions and how the related provisions of information load prejudice the above-mentioned conditions. The foundation and the resultant perspective of this thesis is predicated upon a survey of over fifty government funded studies on decision making, tactical decision aids, tactical information requirements analysis, modeling criteria, organizational behavior, and the influences they have on choice outcomes. The intent of this research is to provide a more realistic depiction of information usage by simulating the effects of various levels of information load on the choice process. This study recognizes information load as a condition which affects Naval tactical decision processes and hence has applicability, at least by association, to TDSSTactical Decision Support Systems design.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE