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Strauch, Ralph E.

Overview
Works: 60 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 1,246 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: AS36, 355.48
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ralph E Strauch
Strategic warning and general war : a look at the conceptual issues by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combat operations decisionmaking in tactical air command and control by R. Stockton Gaines( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This note examines the Combat Operations function in tactical air command and control, and explores some of the human and organizational issues related to the use of technology (particularly automation) to support and enhance that function. Command and control of tactical air power involves a combination of people and technology, principally communications and data processing technology, In this note, 'people' issues, and the relationships between the human organizations which comprise the command and control system and the technical systems which support them are examined. The authors focus on the command and control process occurring in the Combat Operations section of a Tactical Air Control Center (TACC). This includes monitoring and managing planned air operations as they occur, and modifying those operations to adjust to changing circumstances. TACC can be thought of as a decisionmaking entity in which incoming information about the state of an ongoing conflict is used to manage the employment of airpower resources. (Author)
A computer aided exercise facility for tactical air command and control evaluation : concepts and design overview by Monti Callero( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evaluation of tactical air command and control systems and processes is a difficult and demanding task for which current tools are seriously flawed. This note suggests a new tool for that purpose, a Computer Aided Exercise Facility (CAEF) combining characteristics of computer modeling and of existing military exercises in a way which allows the strengths of each to balance out the weaknesses of the other. The rationale for development of such a facility is discussed. and a preliminary conceptual design proposed. (Author)
Information and perception in limited strategic conflict : some U.S. and Soviet differences by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The operational assessment of risk : a case study of the Pueblo mission : a report prepared for United States Air Force Project Rand by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the operational assessment of risk in situations in which risk is ill-defined and inherently unquantifiable. The vehicle for the analysis is a case study of the risk assessment process for the mission on which the USS Pueblo was seized in January 1968. Background material on that mission, and the surface surveillance program of which it was a part, are summarized from 1969 Congressional hearings. The risk assessment process prior to the mission is described, and compared with a set of standards derived from conceptual principles used in the theoretical analysis of risk assessment problems. The deficiencies noted stem in part from the assumption (made in the analysis) that the objective of the risk assessment process was the assessment of risk. An alternative objective, verification that the risk appeared negligible, is also discussed
A critical assessment of quantitative methodology as a policy analysis tool by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risk assessment as a subjective process by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most extant approaches to risk assessment stress methodological and procedural solutions to the problem, in part because method and procedure are viewed as bulwarks against the fallibilities and limitations of human judgment. This paper examines the other side of that coin, the use of judgment and intuition as bulwarks against the fallibilities and limitations of formal methodology. Those limitations are described, and capabilities which judgment and intuition provide to compensate for them discussed. The paper calls for a greater synthesis of judgment and methodology, in which they aid and support each other instead of competing
Some thoughts on the use and misuse of statistical inference by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

7 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The document contains a discussion of the abuse of techniques of statistical inference resulting from inadequate attention to the relationship between the model used and the real world problem being addressed, and inappropriate interpretation of conclusions in the light of that relationship. The basic principle underlying all statistical inference is that one attempts to distinguish between alternatives by comparing observed behavior with that predicted by predictive models of those alternatives. The use of predictive models which do not describe the behavior of the alternatives between which one wishes to distinguish is a clear violation of that principle. The principle is illustrated in a discussion of sampling from an urn. The technique of causal inference through partial correlation analysis is discussed as an example of the violation of this principle. On the surface this technique appears to have wide applicability in analyses in support of policy studies, but further examination shows its applicability to be somewhere between highly questionable and totally specious. (Author)
"Squishy" problems and quantitative methods by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the dimensions of the increasing trend toward use of quantitative methods in government policy analysis is outlined
Battle simulation for command and control training by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic planning as a perceptual process by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like any complex human endeavor, the sort of broad scope or long range organizational planning often referred to as strategic planning can be viewed from different perspectives and characterized in different ways. Different perspectives will bring different aspects of the process into focus, while neglecting other aspects. No single characterization can possibly capture the full richness of what goes on in real life planning, so there can be no single 'best' way of defining what 'planning is.' The purpose is to examine planning from a somewhat different perspective than it is usually viewed, as an organizational perceptual process rather than as a problem-solving activity, to see what lessons can be learned from that perspective which might be of use to planners and managers concerned with broad scope strategic planning
The reality illusion : how we create the world we experience by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winners and losers : a conceptual barrier in our strategic thinking by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report discusses the defense planning of the United States and points out inadequacies of the defense concept in its ability to deal with problems of limited conflict between nations with comparable nuclear capabilities
A countable policy set for sequential decision problems by John E Rolph( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In denumerable state, denumerable action sequential decision problems in which the reward function has uniformly bounded 2nd moment, the optimal reward for the decisionmaker who restricts himself to the countable set of stationary policies consisting of those which choose some arbitrary action at all but a finite number of states will be the same as the optimal reward for the decisionmaker who optimizes over all stationary policies. Under some further restriction, he can do almost as well simply by solving a large finite state truncation of the original problem. (Author)
A methodology for the analysis of collocated hard site defense by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reality illusion : How you make the world you experience by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fallacy of causal analysis by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measure theoretic structures for sequential decision models by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expository paper is presented, concerning the elements which must be represented in probabilistic models of general state space sequential decision problems. These elements are described, and the ways they are represented in two such models, a dynamic programming model due to Blackwell and a gambling model due to Dubins and Savage, are examined. If the set of possible positions in which the decisionmaker might find himself is uncountable, then a measure theoretic structure connecting the basic elements of the problem is required in order to ensure adequate definitions of the overall dynamics of the problem and the value to the decisionmaker of his overall behavior. The dynamic programming model uses a countably additive measure structure based on metric considerations, while the gambling model uses finitely additive measures defined on all subsets of the basic space. (Author)
When a queue looks the same to an arriving customer as to an observer by Ralph E Strauch( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backscatter limitations in active night-vision systems by H Steingold( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Strauch, R. E.

Strauch, R. E. (Ralph E.)

Strauch, Ralph

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English (63)