ERIC Number: ED292453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Economic Evaluation in/of Instructional Development. Chapter 10.
Wilkinson, Gene L.
This chapter outlines the theory of cost-benefit analysis and discusses its application to determining the cost-benefit of instructional development projects. Three types of applications are discussed: (1) descriptive applications of single projects; (2) predictive studies of proposed projects; and (3) comparative analysis of alternative projects and alternative approaches to a single project. Problems involved in current approaches to the cost-benefit analysis of instructional projects are discussed, and the COST-ED model, which was developed to deal with these projects, is presented. Finally, problems still unresolved in this field are considered. The text is supplemented with 12 figures, and a 28-item bibliography is provided. (Author/EW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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Note: In: Instructional Development: The State of the Art. Volume I, 1978; See IR 013 196. For chapter 5, see ED 144 587.