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Annand, David – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2008
This article describes the concurrent development of paper-based and e-book versions of a textbook and related instructional material used in an introductory-level financial accounting course. Break-even analysis is used to compare costs of the two media. A study conducted with 109 students is also used to evaluate the two media with respect to…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Instructional Materials, Books
Noel, James – Continuum, 1982
Explains how break-even analysis can help the continuing education administrator in planning by clarifying the relationship between costs, volume, and surplus revenues. Also explains the concepts of fixed, variable, and semivariable costs. (CT)
Descriptors: Accounting, Continuing Education, Data Analysis, Educational Economics
Carter, Richard – Performance and Instruction, 1982
Presents an overview of the management planning technique known as Break Even Analysis and outlines its use as a tool in financial planning for organizations intending to conduct or sponsor a conference, seminar, or workshop. Three figures illustrating Break Even Analysis concepts and a Break Even Analysis worksheet are included. (JL)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Charts, Conferences, Costs
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Ward, Gary T. – Business Education Forum, 1991
For students to understand the financial consequences of their marketing actions, they must learn about two fundamental analysis tools: break-even analysis and sales coverage analysis. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Education, Higher Education, Marketing, Salesmanship
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Matthews, William E. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009
Business texts usually incorporate a number of basic models or conceptualizations. However, they are invariably presented with a degree of certainty that raises serious questions with regard to the purpose of the text and the appropriate learning objective. The focus of this paper is to look at just three widely utilized models: (1) The Boston…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Educational Policy, Business Administration Education, Educational Objectives
Satterlee, Brian – 1995
This paper applies the management science tool of break-even analysis to determine the costs of implementing an off-campus bachelor degree completion program at a four-year private liberal arts college. The first section describes break-even analysis which, in this application, is calculated by dividing the total annual cost for a cohort of…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Administration, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making
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Ketkar, Kusum; Bennett, Shelby D. – Journal of the Freshman Year Experience, 1989
The study developed an economic model for the evaluation of Seaton Hall University's freshman studies program. Two techniques used to evaluate the economic success of the program are break-even analysis and elasticity coefficient. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Educational Economics
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Anderson, James F. – College and Research Libraries, 1972
Break-even analysis is applied to determine what magnitude of titles added per year is sufficient to utilize economically Library of Congress proof slips and a Xerox 914 copying machine in the cataloging operation of a library. A formula is derived, and an example of its use is given. (1 reference) (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Cost Effectiveness, Library Technical Processes, Mathematical Models
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Annand, David – Internet and Higher Education, 2002
Describes the simultaneous development of paper-based and digitized versions of a textbook and related instructional material used in an undergraduate, independent study, distance education course at Athabasca University (Canada). Used break-even analysis as an initial evaluation measure to determine cost-effectiveness, and discusses the next…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Distance Education, Evaluation Methods, Futures (of Society)
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Rich, Joseph R.; Boudreau, John W. – Personnel Psychology, 1987
Investigated utility estimate variability for the selection utility of using the Programmer Aptitude Test to select computer programmers. Comparison of Monte Carlo results to other risk assessment approaches (sensitivity analysis, break-even analysis, algebraic derivation of the distribtion) suggests that distribution information provided by Monte…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Evaluation Methods, Human Resources, Labor Utilization
MacTaggart, Terrence – New Directions for Experiential Learning, 1983
The success and failure of experiential learning assessment programs rests not only on their academic quality, but also on their financial management. Types of cost and the meaning of cost-effectiveness are discussed. Break-even analysis, cost-reduction activities, and revenue-enhancement techniques are described. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods
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Lohmann, Roger A. – Social Work, 1976
Multiple funding creates special management problems for the administrator of a human service agency. This article presents a useful analytic technique adapted from business practice that can help the administrator draw up and balance a unified budget. Such a budget also affords reliable overview of the agency's financial status. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Financial Support, Human Services, Methods
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Stewart, Mark G.; Mueller, John – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2013
This paper estimates risk reductions for each layer of security designed to prevent commercial passenger airliners from being commandeered by terrorists, kept under control for some time, and then crashed into specific targets. Probabilistic methods are used to characterize the uncertainty of rates of deterrence, detection, and disruption, as well…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Aviation Education, Policy Analysis, Decision Making
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Spencer, Renée; Gowdy, Grace; Drew, Alison L.; McCormack, Martha J.; Keller, Thomas E. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2020
Background: Although early closure of formal youth mentoring relationships has recently begun to receive some attention, more information about factors that contribute to premature endings, and how those factors interact, is needed so that empirically-based program practices can be developed and disseminated to prevent such endings and to ensure…
Descriptors: Mentors, Models, Youth, Interpersonal Relationship
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Xakellis, George C.; And Others – Academic Medicine, 1996
A computer simulation was developed to estimate the number of medical residents one or two faculty teachers could supervise in a university-based primary medical care teaching clinic. With no non-teaching tasks, it was shown that two teachers could supervise 11 residents, while one teacher was able to supervise only three residents under similar…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Computer Simulation, Cost Effectiveness, Graduate Medical Education
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