When Data are Insufficient to Make Group Decisions

A Case Study in Community College Administration

Authored by: Diane M. Dunlap , Renae E. Weber

Handbook of Data-Based Decision Making in Education

Print publication date:  October  2008
Online publication date:  April  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415965033
eBook ISBN: 9780203888803
Adobe ISBN: 9781135890841


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In practice, key decisions in all busy organizations are made with a mix of politics, personalities, and data in a complex milieu of competing interests and needs. The goal is to always rely on good data at the heart of important decisions (Kowalski, Lasley, & Mahoney, 2008). However, it is not always clear if collecting good data is sufficient for data to be used. Further, it is not always clear why available data are sometimes not used to guide decisions.

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