ERIC Number: EJ923165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Swift and Smart Decision Making: Heuristics that Work
Hoy, Wayne K.; Tarter, C. J.
International Journal of Educational Management, v24 n4 p351-358 2010
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to examine the research literature on decision making and identify and develop a set of heuristics that work for school decision makers. Design/methodology/approach: This analysis is a synthesis of the research on decision-making heuristics that work. Findings: A set of nine rules for swift and smart decision making was identified to facilitate and improve day-to-day decision making in schools. Practical implications: The rules are proposed as ways for administrators to respond rapidly to problems without sacrificing quality or efficiency in the process. Originality/value: The inquiry identifies a set of heuristics for decision making that are not well-known in the literature in educational administration.
Descriptors: Decision Making Skills, Literature Reviews, Decision Making, Heuristics, Criteria, Educational Administration, World Views, Cognitive Structures, Guidelines
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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