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ERIC Number: ED086188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 73
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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: The Selection of a Decision-Assisting Tool for Instructional Development.
Pearson, Robert H.
A review of cost-effectiveness analysis techniques was conducted in order to facilitate the selection of the most appropriate tool to aid any given instructional development effort. A survey was made of the cost-effectiveness techniques in current use, the differences among these techniques were examined in an analytical framework, and criteria for the selection of appropriate techniques were developed. The study yielded the conclusion that the variety of methods is due to choices available regarding 1) the level and process of analysis and 2) the analytical methods which can be employed. Selection of level and process was found to be generally beyond the control of the analyst, usually being determined by the nature of the study or the requirements of the requestor. However, a certain latitude in cost-effectiveness analytical method selection was felt available to the analyst. This latitude was determined by the characteristics of the analytical techniques available for use and these, in turn, were identified as the tabular display technique and the analytical model technique. (Author/LB)
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Authoring Institution: Instructional Science Associates, Madison, WI.