ERIC Number: ED061561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Decision-Making in Information Generation, an Emerging New Potential for Guidance. Information System for Vocational Decisions. Project Report No. 12.
Tiedeman, David V.
The information system of the Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) program and that of information System for Vocational Decisions (ISVD) are compared. The ERIC system, with its focus on data reduction and interactive retrieval, is seen as lacking certain crucial components which would make of it an information generating system, one which because of its design will involve users in a personal decision-making/change process. Elements being deliberately built into the ISVD system include: (1) data reduction by the inquirer himself and his subsequent retrieval of this data; and (2) explicit attention to personal decision making during both of these stages. The total system is intended to turn facts/data about educational, military and vocational opportunities into the information of a personally determined career. The system's datafiles are described, as is the author's conception of how the system and its users interactions will utilized them toward the goal of the users' purposefully and personally choosing their own careers. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers: Information System for Vocational Decisions