ERIC Number: ED048368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Computer-Based Feedback Model for an Administrative "In-Basket" Simulation Exercise.
Boardman, Gerald R.
The purpose of this investigation was to develop a computer-based model for maximizing both the feedback of an administrative "in-basket" simulation exercise and the analysis of the results. The development of the model consisted of three phases: (1) instrumentation, (2) computer interaction, and (3) experimentation and refinement. The study sample of 117 participants consisted of 42 practising and potential elementary school principals, 51 graduate students in educational administration, and 25 potential inner city administrators, the latter group taking part in an urban school administrator training program. A prototype of a model was developed which attempts to move beyond the one-shot, in-basket item format to a more complex and sequenced feedback that efficiently and objectively collects, stores, codes, and selectively disseminates data concerning the participant's behavior. Reliabilities and participants groups with distinct types of administrative performance patterns are reported. (Author/GS)
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Identifiers: In Basket Simulation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971