Accession Number:

ADA607856

Title:

Information Dominance: Informations Role in Influencing Decision Making

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

Information is the single most important part of the decision-making process. There are many theories and models of decision-making processes that apply to general decisions and others that are for very specific purposes. No single theorymodel applies to all decisions. This thesis identifies several relevant theoriesmodels that are both general and specific and explores each process and how information works within and through them to reach a decision. This exposes commonalities that all the theoriesmodels share. They are identification of the scene, the desired end state, and how to reach the desired end state. The successful use of a theorymodel requires the persons choosing to utilize a theorymodel to address one or more of these common criteria to reach the best decision possible. Additionally, the type of situation and the personalities of the persons making the decision impact that decision. The persons making the decision should understand and know this information and how it influences the decision-making process. Information influences the decision-making process by influencing how the common criteria are answered, how a decision maker responds to the information environment effects, and the selection of the modeltheory used to reach a decision.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE