ERIC Number: ED212073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-17
Reference Count: 0
Analytical Factors in Decision Making: Thrust toward Theory Development.
Baratta, Anthony N.
The development of theories to explain decision-making requires a model that identifies the factors relevant to decision-making. Seven sets of explanatory factors--called the "seven analytical A's"--should be analyzed. They include (1) axiological factors, or those related to values; (2) ten axiomatic factors comprising socioeconomic, territorial, organizational, psychological, and other givens; (3) alternatives, or factors (such as cost, uncertainty, and risk) that influence decisions; (4) "architections," or practical planning factors like titles, persons responsible, specifications, resources, and results; (5) human and material allocation factors; (6) the actions involved in implementing decisions; and (7) the appraisal factors on which evaluations of decisions will be based. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (35th; Seattle, WA, August 16-21, 1981).