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ERIC Number: ED165027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-19
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Judgment Analysis as an Experiential Facilitator in Adult Education Settings.
Beatty, James R.
The present paper describes the implementation of Judgment Analysis (JAN) as a useful experiential facilitator in the educational process. JAN first appeared in the literature in the early 1960's as a tool for capturing the decision-making policies of individuals. After individual policies are "captured," the process groups individuals into existing homogeneous groups which are heterogeneous to other existing groups. As an example of the use of JAN as an experiential tool in the learning process, adult participants in an executive development program were asked to make decisions regarding a number of applicants for positions within a large organization. The applicants' profiles contained various measures of personality, aptitude, achievement, and demographic data. After the policies of the students were "captured," students were given feedback as to which variables they were emphasizing in their decision-making process. They were also statistically grouped with other students who had similar policies, based on the JAN results. The students were then asked to compare their "captured" policies with the policies they perceived themselves as using and with policies of other students. The experiential exercise allows for exploration of decision policies, enhanced with personal involvement of participants. The process always generates enthusiasm and insights, and provides feedback to the students so that decisions can be monitored, evaluated, discussed, revised and re-evaluated. (Author/BN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (58th, San Francisco, California, April 19-22, 1978)