Accession Number : AD0726879

Title :   Analysis of the Exploratory Development Project Evaluation Experiment.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Dean,Burton V. ; Mathis,Samuel J. , Jr. ; Lev,Benjamin ; Svestka,Joseph ; Adler,Mauricio

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The paper contains a description of the methods used and results obtained in an exploratory development project evaluation experiment. The paper consists of five major sections. These are the introduction, the design of the experiment, the conduct of the experiment, analysis of the data obtained, and a summary of conclusions. The experiment is basically a modification of the DELPHI Method. Several rounds of judgments by a panel are used to obtain a consensus on factors, weights and project values. Results indicate that a small number of factors, obtained in a few rounds, are sufficient to derive a linear model which appears to yield unbiased estimates of project values. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, FACTOR ANALYSIS), REGRESSION ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE