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Decision Making Constructs in a Distributed Environment (DCODE)
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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BackgroundProblem Many military decision making environments consist of Distributed participants timeplace Participants that have both shared public and uniquely held decision-relevant information Research Stasser et al indicates that uniquely held information is often not exchanged between the participants emphasis is on the public information Result is that decisions are based on missing and partial information Particularly serious in hidden profile situations. DCODE Objectives Stassers work is based on traditional face-to-face meeting situations. Determine if the results are the same for decision making in a timeplace asynchronous collaborative environment In a computer-based, on-line distributive decision making task, develop procedures and technologies that enhance the exchange of decision-relevant uniquely held information. Have group decision makers reach Collective Intelligence, i.e. all relevant, uniquely held information is moved into the shared, public domain.
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