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10IPT: Challenges & Strategies for DSS

posted Jun 5, 2011, 2:39 PM by Eddie Woo   [ updated Jun 5, 2011, 4:13 PM ]
A brief one today...
  1. Propose reasons for why a computer-based system might have significant difficulties providing decision support for a human.
  2. Explain, with an example, how vague problem data can lead to inaccurate or even harmful decision support.
  3. For each of the following: (a) describe the method, (b) provide two examples of where this method would be suitable and (c) provide one example of where this method would be unsuitable.
    • optimising
    • satisficing
    • heuristics