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Ritter, Kurt; Hellweg, Susan A. – 1984
Studies focusing on televised presidential primary debates include four prespectives. From a historical perspective, televised presidential primary debates have increased slowly from 1956 through 1980. With the 1975 Federal Communications Commission ruling that independently sponsored campaign debates were news events exempt from "equal…
Descriptors: Debate, Mass Media Effects, News Reporting, Persuasive Discourse
Huber, Jake – 1973
Intended to stimulate and foster better communication, cooperation, and understanding between the National Institute of Education (NIE) and Research Coordinating Units (RCU) personnel, this report documents the compatibility between NIE's objectives and the current activities of the RCU's. In both general and specific terms, the activities of NIE…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Coordination, Educational Research
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Randall, Niamh – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2011
This article reports on a study which aimed to explore the extent to which drug policy making in Ireland might be deemed to be a rational, evidence-based process. The research was completed during the first half of 2008, as the National Drug Strategy 2001-2008--which explicitly claimed to have research as one of its main "pillars"--was…
Descriptors: Evidence, Drug Use, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Simon, Herbert A. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 1993
Describes the current state of knowledge about human decision-making and problem-solving processes, explaining recent developments and their implications for management and management training. Rational goal-setting is the key to effective decision making and accomplishment. Bounded rationality is a realistic orientation, because the world is too…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Computer Uses in Education, Decision Making, Educational Administration
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Martin, Adrian; Rutagarama, Eugene – Journal of Rural Studies, 2012
This article evaluates the use of deliberative methods for filling the democratic deficit arising from the shift to management through partnerships in conservation in developing countries. We ask whether deliberative approaches are feasible in a rural African context and the extent to which they can form a basis for socially just environmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Culture, Cooperation, Social Justice
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Phillips, Susan D.; Strohmer, Douglas C. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1982
Examined the relationship between decision-making style, scholastic achievement, and vocational maturity for college students (N=64). Results did not support the hypothesized relationship between rationality and attitudinal and cognitive maturity. Scholastic achievement and lack of dependent decision style were found to be moderately predictive of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Development, Cognitive Style, College Students
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Rodríguez-Dorans, Edgar – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Reflexivity is a multimodal research feature that relies on the researcher's subjectivity and self-awareness. This paper discusses uses of reflexivity when carrying out qualitative in-depth interviews on sexual topics. Through extracts of a challenging interview, where the challenge comes in the form of sexualised provocation from one man to…
Descriptors: Reflection, Interviews, Sexuality, Ethics
Brackett, Hawken Teague – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigates the leadership and decision-making approaches of two Senior Student Affairs Officers. Through in-depth qualitative data analysis and findings from participant interviews, conclusions were developed regarding how the participants' approaches to leadership are similar to "phronetic" leadership. "Phronetic"…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Administrators, Leadership Styles
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Patton, Michael Quinn – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
Theory and practice are integrated in the human brain. Situation recognition and response are key to this integration. Scholars of decision making and expertise have found that people with great expertise are more adept at situational recognition and intentional about their decision-making processes. Several interdisciplinary fields of inquiry…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Neurosciences, Recognition (Achievement)
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Agosto, Denise E. – Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2002
Investigated behavioral decision-making theories of bounded rationality and satisficing in relation to young people's decision making in the World Wide Web and considered the role of personal preferences. Results of this study of ninth- and tenth-grade females consider time constraints, information overload, physical constraints, reduction…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Decision Making, Females, Grade 10
Klein, Susan S. – 1986
Although educators' use of computers to track student and school information with the attendant positive and negative outcomes is still in an early stage of development, accessible data from such systems could improve the objective rationality of educational and instructional decision-making as long as no one places unwarranted credibility in the…
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Planning, Educational Research
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Evers, Colin W.; Lakomski, Gabriele – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to outline some new developments in a mature research program that sees administrative theory as cohering with natural science and uses a coherence theory of epistemic justification to shape the content and structure of administrative theory. Three main developments are discussed. First, the paper shows how to deal…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership, Theories, Decision Making
Myers, Donald A. – 1970
This monograph aims at assuring greater rationality in decisionmaking processes involving boards of education, school superintendents, principals, and teachers. The discussion begins with an analysis of the present confusion regarding who makes curriculum and instruction decisions. A theoretical framework, consistent with some of the established…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Bureaucracy, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
Whitley, L. Darrell – 1983
A paradigmatic model of cultural ideology provides a context for understanding the relationship between decision-making and personal and cultural rationality. Cultural rules or heuristics exist which indicate that many decisions can be made on the basis of established strategy rather than continual analytical calculations. When an optimal solution…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Anthropology, Behavior Theories, Beliefs
Armstrong, Charles M. – 1968
Since the major activity of the school is the development of students into productive adults, decisions in school management should enhance the processes that facilitate development of the child. Rational decisionmaking in school management necessitates coordination between school boards and school administrators. Boards of education must…
Descriptors: Achievement, Administration, Boards of Education, Decision Making
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