Chapter 6 of the Mooz text provides an algorithm for identifying types of decisions and provides a road-map for matching decision models to the characteristics needed when using each model.
Pick a critical decision from your own life and one of the decision models in chapter 7 or 8 (e.g., Fact-Based in chapter 7) and complete the roadmap suggested for that model. Completing the road map requires that you identify the name of the specific method that should be used, for example, Fact based=>Rank Sums Process. For the characteristics, you need to identify both the type of characteristics (e.g. Criteria ranking sums) and the specifics (e.g. listing the criterion for each alternative and the resulting sums). (An example for Fact-Based models can be found in figures 7.1-7.4.
In your initial post list, the three most important things that you feel need to be communicated to your audience about your paper and what you want people to understand about those points. For example, if you wrote a paper on rural hunger you might think the three most important points are that: Rural hunger is a major problem; Rural hunger can be reduced with specific policies; This is the policy that best addresses the problems associated with rural hunger. )
Please respond to the following questions based upon these course objectives: Recognize the relationship between strong writing skills and critical thinking (analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and summary). Demonstrate integrity and ethics in writing. Apply secondary research methodology. Utilize a systematic and planned writing process. Demonstrate sound decision-making skills. Manage external pressures in decision making. Utilize reflection to develop as a scholar, researcher, and decision-maker.
Please answer the following questions: For each of the learning objectives, provide an analysis of how the course supported each objective. Explain how the material learned in this course, based upon the objectives, will be applicable to the professional application.
Provide evidence (citations and references) to support your statements and opinions. Responses to these questions are due by Tuesday at midnight.