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Johnson, Richard D.; And Others – 1986
Processes involved in making estimates of the value of missing information that could help in a decision making process were studied. Hypothetical purchases of ground beef were selected for the study as such purchases have the desirable property of quantifying both the price and quality. A total of 150 students at the University of Iowa rated the…
Descriptors: College Students, Consumer Economics, Decision Making, Evaluative Thinking
Calbom, Linda – 2002
This testimony summarizes a report generated by the U.S. General Accounting Office concerned with internal control problems found in the U.S. Department of Education. Significant internal control weaknesses in the U.S. Department of Education's payment processes and poor physical control over its computer assets made the department vulnerable to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Fraud
Walther, James Harmon – 2003
As the academic library plays the roles of intermediary and adjudicator of collection purchases and cancellations, faculty involvement in library resource decisions is not only commonplace, but essential to making such decisions. Faculty involvement in cancellation projects is often enhanced by a thorough explanation of the depth of financial…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Librarian Attitudes, Librarians
Lane, David O. – 1967
The idea that there was a need for formal study of the methods by which titles are selected for addition to the collections of academic science libraries resulted in this investigation of the selection processes of these libraries. Specifically, the study concentrates on the selection procedures in three sciences: biology, chemistry, and physics.…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Libraries, Decision Making
Calbom, Linda M. – 2002
This report to Congressional Requesters is concerned with internal control problems found in the U.S. Department of Education. Significant internal control weaknesses in the U.S. Department of Education's payment processes and poor physical control over its computer assets made the department vulnerable to (and in some cases resulted in) fraud,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Fraud
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Msimuko, Arthur K. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1980
Different approaches to program planning in the field of university continuing education are presented, including the purchase model, the doctor-patient model, and the process consultation model. The author adds another approach, the client approach, which represents the traditional relationship between the helper and the helped. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Role, Continuing Education, Decision Making
Chasin, Joseph – 1977
Intended to aid in the building or purchase of a home suitable for use by a handicapped individual in a wheelchair, the booklet provides detailed design guidelines. Included is information on the decision process, finances, ramps, a car shelter, doors communication devices, electrical needs, windows, elevators and chair lifts, the kitchen, an…
Descriptors: Architectural Barriers, Building Design, Design Requirements, Interior Design
Elwood, Bryan C. – 1970
This report provides a procedure by which the educational administrator can select from available alternatives the best method for transporting students and can evaluate at intervals the success or failure of the method selected. The report outlines the methodology used to analyze the problem, defines the range of alternatives called the…
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Evaluation Methods
Sindt, Roger P.; Harris, Jack – 1982
Designed to assist prospective buyers in making such important decisions as whether to buy a new or older home and within what price range, the guide provides information on the purchase process. Discussion of the purchase process covers the life-cycle costs (recurring homeownership costs that must be met every month); selection of a home;…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Consumer Education, Contracts, Credit (Finance)
Sindt, Roger P.; Harris, Jack – 1982
Designed to assist prospective buyers in making such important decisions as whether to buy a new or older home and within what price range, the guide, written in Spanish, provides information on the purchase process. Discussion of the purchase process covers the life-cycle costs (recurring homeownership costs that must be met every month);…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Consumer Education, Contracts, Credit (Finance)
Institute for Educational Development, New York, NY. – 1969
The objective of this study was to collect "baseline" data with which to examine a complex process in the educational system--the selection of educational materials. The first part of the study analyzes the statutes of the fifty states which bear upon selection and purchase of educational materials. The purpose of this analysis is to…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Material Development, Public Schools, School Districts
Butler, Jacqueline; McGinty, John – 1976
The Southwest Evaluation and Research Division conducted a survey of 165 purchasers of bilingual instructional materials produced by SEDL to determine which information channels predominate in the curriculum adoption-decision process. The findings of this survey may be useful in the selection of the most efficient ways to communicate information…
Descriptors: Administrators, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Demonstrations (Educational)
Ambrosino, Robert J. – 1981
This report provides a detailed description of Decision Analysis, a program designed to help social services administrators make informed judgments about the impact of implementing various program alternatives which compete for funding. A familiar example, whether to place a child in long term foster care or a permanent adoptive home is used to…
Descriptors: Administrators, Adoption, Child Welfare, Comparative Analysis
Breen, Myles P.; Ary, Donald E. – Audiovisual Instruction, 1972
The selection and purchase of instructional films for use in elementary and secondary schools is a complex process. Generally choosing a film is the task of the classroom teacher or the principal. However the decision can involve a wide variety of other personnel including audiovisual coordinators, business managers, and librarians. This survey of…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Budgeting, Elementary Schools, Films
Curlette, William L.; And Others – 1991
The systematic evaluation process used in Georgia's DeKalb County School System to purchase comprehensive instructional software--an integrated learning system (ILS)--is described, and the decision-making model for selection is presented. Selection and implementation of an ILS were part of an instructional technology plan for the DeKalb schools…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Selection
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