ERIC Number: ED028525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Quantitative Methods as an Aid to Decision Making in Educational Administration.
Alkin, Marvin C.
Three quantitative methods are outlined, with suggestions for application to particular problem areas of educational administration: (1) The Leontief input-output analysis, incorporating a "transaction table" for displaying relationships between economic outputs and inputs, mainly applicable to budget analysis and planning; (2) linear programing, permitting the allocation of limited resources to satisfy competing demands and maximize total effectiveness; and (3) queuing or waiting line theory, relating facilities to services and needs within a prescribed period of time. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Educ. Res. Assn. (Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 5-8, 1969).