This book is designed to help people improve their decision-making skills by learning decision-aiding software. The learning process can be greatly facilitated through the self-teaching features of this book. The book presupposes no prior knowledge of computers, software, or decision analysis. It begins at an introductory level describing data input, tentative analysis, and what-if analysis.
Stuart S. Nagel is Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana. Lisa Bievenue is Specialist in Education at the National Center for Super Computing Applications in Illinois. John Long of the University of Illinois is co-author of the software.