ERIC Number: ED096739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
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Judgment Analysis: Tool for Decision Makers.
Houston, Samuel R., Ed.
The educator today often makes decisions in the face of uncertainty. Although many of these decisions have widespread implications, all too often these determinations are made without benefit of an appropriate decisionmaking procedure. The educator should identify those variables important to arriving at decisions about students' grades, student placement in special education, the hiring of new teaching personnel, and the selection of curricular materials. In the past, no suitable methodological procedures have been provided the educator to aid him in making rational judgments. The Judgment Analysis process (JAN) shows promise for educators faced with decisionmaking responsibilities. This process combines a multiple repression approach with a hierarchical grouping technique to identify and describe the rating policies that exist within a board or a committee of judges. It can be used to help the members of such boards or committees reach a consensus and to express their final joint policy in a precise manner. A series of articles in this book describes the technique and its applications. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Committees, Computer Programs, Decision Making, Educational Research, Group Dynamics, Judgment Analysis Technique, Multiple Regression Analysis, Policy Formation, Problem Solving
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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