Accession Number : AD0476218

Title :   FACTORS UNDERLYING PERFORMANCE IN A COMPLEX DECISION MAKING TASK. PERFORMANCE IN AN ANTI-AIR WARFARE CONTEXT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ

Personal Author(s) : Schroder, H. M. ; Kennedy, J. L. ; Crano, W. ; Coffman, T. L. ; Karlins, M.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The results of this study indicate that training for decision making will be more effective if it is more interdependent--more inductive and discovery oriented. The problem here is to devise economically feasible methods for large scale training--a goal which has not been achieved in any branch of training or education. Research models of semi-automated inductive training methods have been devised and used in an AAW identification exercise. The parameters of the method have been studied, and it appears to achieve the goals set down for training for higher level information processing in decision making. It also appears that the cost factors involved in its application compare favorably with other traditional intensive forms of instruction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY), (*DECISION MAKING, GROUP DYNAMICS, KILL PROBABILITIES, DATA PROCESSING, REASONING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, LEARNING, INFORMATION THEORY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MILITARY TRAINING, SIMULATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), WAR GAMES, ANTIAIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MILITARY TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Antiaircraft Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE