A Multi-Stage, Multi-Level Conceptual Model of Human Decision Making
NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEWPORTRI
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Decision making is related to the context of a submarine approach officers AO task during an encounter with a sonar contact. A typology of decisions is developed and a single type, the doubly uncertain decision class, selected as most relevant to the context. Theories of decision making are then reviewed and related to the various decision types. Finally, a single model of decision making is selected, and a modified version of that model is expanded for application to the approach officer task. Areas of research needed to verify this application and fill-in details of its functioning are suggested, especially with respect to levels of expertise differences.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems