Judgment Models for Systems Modeling and Analysis

The Subjective Transfer Function (STF) Method

by Monti D. Callero, Clairice T. Veit

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The Subjective Transfer Function (STF) method for modeling systems solves the problem of credibly incorporating human judgments into computer models. By employing hypothesis testing principles, expert judgments are represented in algebraic functions that derive from tested theories. The testability feature stems from the algebraic approach to subjective measurement. The STF method provides additional features necessary for coalescing judgments obtained from different groups of system experts into an overall perceptual outcome. This paper describes the STF method and how STF models are used to analyze command and control systems.

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