Accession Number : AD0761166

Title :   Relevance and Load Effects on Simple and Complex Decision Making: Additional Evidence.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Streufert,Siegfried ; Streufert,Susan C.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Complexity theory predictions for environmental effects on decision making have been based on the information load concept. Research has shown that earlier studies had confounded load and relevance, and that previously obtained load effects on complex decision making are in fact due to relevance variation. The current paper employs a re-analysis of data measuring the effect of information load and relevant load (rather than load and relevance percentage of load) on simple and complex decision making. Previous results of S. C. Streufert were again supported: it appears that simple decision making is an effect of information load and complex decision making is a result of information relevance in an international conflict simulation.

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, INFORMATION THEORY), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), GAME THEORY), QUALITY CONTROL, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, TEST METHODS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), WAR GAMES, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE