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ERIC Number: ED497018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Cost Analysis in Educational Decision Making: Approaches, Procedures, and Case Examples. Working Paper No. 2005-1
White, Jennifer L.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Albers, Craig A.; Kratochwill, Thomas R.; DiPerna, James C.; Roach, Andrew T.
Wisconsin Center for Education Research (NJ3)
Cost analysis has become an important educational decision-making tool in recent years, as educators are being asked to do more with less funding and to provide tangible evidence of the effectiveness of educational programs. Yet few researchers and practitioners are familiar with how to conduct a cost analysis or interpret cost analysis data. This article provides an introduction to the principles of cost analysis and includes practical examples of how this methodology can be used in educational settings. (Contains 3 figures and 7 tables.)
Wisconsin Center for Education Research. School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 West Johnson Street Suite 785, Madison, WI 53706. Tel: 608-263-4200; Fax: 608-263-6448; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Madison.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A