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ERIC Number: ED138223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 25
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Reference Count: 0
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The Structure of Knowledge and Departmental Social Organization.
Adkison, Judith
A 1975 study of decision-making in three university departments was designed to generate theory about the decision-making process in academic departments. The primary method of data collection was semistructured interviews with faculty members. Results show that members of the three departments shared general professional norms of: (1) individual autonomy; (2) a limited role for the department chairman; and (3) peer review. However, the operational definitions of these norms varied, and these differences can be explained within a theory. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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