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Volume :7 Issue : 25 1981      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

QUANTITATIVE TECHNIQUES OF DECISION-MAKING IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS: A CASE STUDY IN KUWAIT UNIVERSITY

Auther : Dr. M. Al-Haddad and Dr. H. Missak

 

         This paper falls into two parts: the first aims at reviewing relevant methods concerned with the application of quantitative methods in the decision-making process in higher education institutions.  The second part is, applied in nature, since it represents the findings of a study in which quantitative techniques are employed to diagnose and remedy one of the problems facing the Department of Business Administration in Kuwait University.

           A review of previous researches pertaining to the application of quantitative methods has enabled the authors to classify them into: planning, programming and budgeting systems – a management in – formation systems – resources allocation models and mathematical models.  Each of these four fields was tackled separately with references to the relevant writers.  Mention has also been made to the sources of scientific data upon which the investigation was founded.

         The case study of the Department of Business Administration in Kuwait University, aimed at analyzing the reasons behind the high rate of registration, in this department, in particular, where the annual rate of increase is 42.49%, as compared with: 4.47%, 3.31%, 8.25% and 0.63% in the department of accountancy, economics, statistics and insurance respectively.  The designed questionnaire took many factors into account, not only by selecting a representative random sample, but also in terms of its comprehensiveness as regards the questions asked and the number of interviewed students.  A number of recommendations are suggested, amongst which is the establishment of an “Operation Research Office” in Kuwait University to outline and identify all the problems encountered in academic operations, treating them quantitatively and formulating appropriate ways and means for their confrontation.

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