ERIC Number: ED057467
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Structuring Program Analysis for Educational Research.
Levine, Donald M.
Education is too complex, multidimensional, and poorly understood to lend itself to a single cost/effectiveness criterion. Rather, analysts in the educational field seek to rank alternatives by their effectiveness, report separately on the cost implications, and leave the tradeoffs to the decisionmaker's judgment. In this context, a program is any specifiable mix of components, including pupil and neighborhood characteristics. Program effects are judged by comparison with preprogram status. These effects are evaluated against the objectives, and the results are translated into measures of effectiveness, taking into account interdependencies as necessary and changing the weighting of elements with magnitude. (Author)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Performance Criteria, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Systems Analysis
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