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10IPT: DSS Concepts

posted Apr 4, 2012, 3:13 PM by Eddie Woo
Last lesson for the term! Today we'll be looking a little deeper at decision support systems, the challenges they face and the strategies they use to overcome them.
  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. (Example)

  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

  4. Sit back and enjoy an end of term reward...