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Bodnar, Cheryl; Dringenberg, Emily; Butler, Brittany; Burkey, Daniel; Anastasio, Daniel; Cooper, Matthew – Chemical Engineering Education, 2020
Chemical engineering students need to be prepared to make process safety decisions in industry. Through analysis of the decision-making process of senior chemical engineering students, we found students would rather be "better safe than sorry" and did not often acknowledge complexities associated with their decisions. Their decisions…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Safety, Decision Making, Science Laboratories
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Salajan, Andreea; Tsolova, Svetla; Ciotti, Massimo; Suk, Jonathan E. – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
Background: Infectious disease outbreaks require decision makers to make rapid decisions under time pressure and situations of scientific uncertainty, and yet the role of evidence usage in these contexts is poorly understood. Aims and objectives: To define and contextualise the role of scientific evidence in the governance of infectious disease…
Descriptors: Evidence, Decision Making, Communicable Diseases, Scientific Research
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Iqbal, Hafiza Sadiya; Akhtar, Mahr Muhammad Saeed; Saleem, Muhammad – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2020
The study aimed to identify the different decision making styles of academic managers in public sector universities of the Central Punjab. The theoretical structure for this study was based on Vroom-Yetton model of decision making styles. The multi-stage random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 186 heads from ten public sector…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Decision Making, Public Colleges, College Administration
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Chitpin, Stephanie – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2021
This paper explores the student achievement-related decision-making processes of eight school principals in Ontario, Canada. First, we describe Ontario's public education system with respect to neo-liberalism and student achievement. Next, we review general approaches to reducing the achievement gap as it pertains to matters of race. We then show…
Descriptors: Principals, Decision Making, Achievement Gap, Foreign Countries
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Watson, Joanne; Wilson, Erin; Hagiliassis, Nick – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) promotes the use of supported decision making in lieu of substitute decision making. To date, there has been a lack of focus on supported decision making for people with severe or profound intellectual disability, including for end of life decisions.…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Severe Intellectual Disability, Participative Decision Making, Case Studies
Meyer, Helen – Education Sciences, 2018
In this paper, I share the results of a study of teachers' ideas about student decision-making at entry into a professional development program to integrate engineering into their instruction. The framework for the Engineering Design Process (EDP) was based on a Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) model. The EDP embedded within the CBL model suggests…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Engineering Education
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Park, Vicki; Datnow, Amanda – American Journal of Education, 2017
Despite data-driven decision making being a ubiquitous part of policy and school reform efforts, little is known about how teachers use data for instructional decision making. Drawing on data from a qualitative case study of four elementary schools, we examine the logic and patterns of teacher decision making about differentiation and ability…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Individualized Instruction, Data, Decision Making
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Ulas, Ozlem; Yildirim, Ibrahim – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2019
The variables affecting final-year undergraduate students' career decision-making self-efficacy were explored in a group of 729 students across various departments of an urban university. A structural equation model was used to determine the variables that predicted students' self-efficacy in decision making, with results indicating that perceived…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Barriers, Decision Making, Career Choice
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Shaked, Haim; Schechter, Chen – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
School principals' decisions are made within the complex organizations called schools. This study explored how systems thinking is reflected in principals' perceptions about their decision-making processes. Based on a qualitative analysis of interviews and focus groups, principals' descriptions of their own effective decision-making reflected…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, School Administration, Principals, Decision Making
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Ling, Thomson J.; Hauck, Jessica M.; Doyle, Caitlin J.; Percario, Kristy N.; Henawi, Tiffany – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2019
Although several ethical decision-making methods exist, there is a dearth of research evaluating their use and effectiveness. This study examined graduate student papers by both art therapy and counseling students that applied either the DO ART model (developed for art therapists) or the ABCDE worksheet (for general mental health usage) to case…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Models, Art Therapy
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Hamada, Daisuke; Nakayama, Masataka; Saiki, Jun – Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2020
Background: The wisdom of crowds and collective decision-making are important tools for integrating information between individuals, which can exceed the capacity of individual judgments. They are based on different forms of information integration. The wisdom of crowds refers to the aggregation of many independent judgments without deliberation…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Group Dynamics, Metacognition, Epistemology
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Banks, Adrian P.; Gamblin, David M.; Hutchinson, Heather – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2020
Fast and frugal heuristics have been used to model decision making in applied domains very effectively, suggesting that they could be used to improve applied decision making. We developed a fast and frugal heuristic for infantry decisions using experts from the British Army. This was able to predict around 80% of their decisions using three cues.…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Decision Making, Military Service, Foreign Countries
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Frazier, Raelynn; Bendixen, Lisa D.; Hoskins, Wendy J. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2019
The decision to choose teaching as a career is a commitment fewer people are making and a decision that is rife with complexity. The current state of teacher shortages and attrition both nationally and internationally impels us to investigate this situation. Within the area of career decision-making, the concept being researched most focuses on…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation)
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Summak, Mehmet Semih; Kalman, Mahmut – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2020
The purpose of the research was to explore the decision-making strategies that school principals employ while dealing with the challenges faced during the change process at schools. The study was conducted in two cities located in Central and Southeast Turkey, with a sample comprising 29 primary, middle and secondary school principals, selected…
Descriptors: Principals, Decision Making, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Conklin, Thomas A.; Boulamatsi, Artemis – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2020
This article describes a multistep exercise focused on decision-making that can be used in a variety of disciplines. The exercise helps students understand process issues in decision-making and the complexity of doing so in real world scenarios. The exercise uses a case to illustrate the paradoxical effect of how decision-makers often focus on the…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Experiential Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), College Students
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