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ERIC Number: ED109941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 26
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Delphi Decision Methods in Higher Education Administration.
Judd, Robert C.
This document describes and comments on the extent of use of the Delphi method in higher education decision making. Delphi is characterized by: (1) anonymity of response; (2) multiple iterations; (3) convergence of the distribution of answers; and (4) statistical group response (median, interquartile range) preserving intact a distribution that may still remain wide. Since its first use in higher education at least five major new fields have emerged. These fields are: (1) cost-effectiveness, cost/benefits analysis; (2) curriculum and campus planning; (3) college, university-wide educational goals and objectives; (4) consensus on rating scales, values, and other evaluation elements; (5) generalized educational goals and objectives for the future. The document discusses the Delphi method in relation to each of these fields, criticism about the Delphi approach, and its cost in terms of time and money. The Delphi method is found to be beneficial to higher education planning. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Books
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