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ERIC Number: ED049518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-5
Pages: 25
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Decision-Making Under Conditions of Information Overload: Alternative Response Modes and Their Consequences.
Walker, Jerry P.
Decisionmaking is the process of choosing among alternatives, or turning inputs into outputs. In a situation of information overload, inputs exceed the decisionmaker's capacity to assimilate and act on the information as well as his ability to evaluate every alternative. Decisionmakers have a variety of responses to information overload, some of which are analyzed in this paper. Among such information selection procedures are random selection, delegation, delay, withdrawal, choice by source, and selective or random sequencing. Further research into the consequences of information overload is needed to improve the decisionmaking process. (RA)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. (55th, New York, New York, February 4-7, 1971)