We review the progress of naturalistic decision making (NDM) in the decade since the first conference on the subject in 1989. After setting out a brief history of NDM we identify its essential characteristics and consider five of its main contributions: recognition-primed decisions, coping with uncertainty, team decision making, decision errors, and methodology. NDM helped identify important areas of inquiry previously neglected (e.g. the use of expertise in sizing up situations and generating options), it introduced new models, conceptualizations, and methods, and recruited applied investigators into the field. Above all, NDM contributed a new perspective on how decisions (broadly defined as committing oneself to a certain course of action) are made. NDM still faccs significant challenges, including improvement of the quantity and rigor of its empirical research, and confirming the validity of its prescriptive models.
|Title of host publication||Decision Making in Aviation|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 5 Jul 2017|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© Don Harris and Wen-Chin Li 2015. All rights reserved.
- Coping with uncertainty
- Decision errors
- Decision training
- Naturalistic decision making
- Recognition-primed decisions
- Research methodology
- Team decision making
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Engineering (all)