Faculty Publications

Title

Correspondence: An application of interpretive structural modeling to a university research committee's grant decisions

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Systems Research

Volume

5

Issue

2

First Page

157

Last Page

160

Abstract

Universities maintain many systems that help order activities. Among these are the systems that provide financial support for research activity. One frequently occurring system is a university level committee that reviews the merits of research funding requests. In this study. Interpretive Structural Modeling is used to generate the hierarchy of criteria employed by a university research committee to evaluate and fund proposals from faculty in the arts, music, mathematics, science, and the applied disciplines. Thirty‐four elements and 20 levels are developed. The resulting hierarchy is a preference list suitable for judging proposals that lend themselves to formal research design. The existing system using the current project evaluation framework to simultaneously encourage creative work in art and music along with traditional research in other disciplines is deemed unsatisfactory. A separate allocation system for the arts and music is under study. Copyright © 1988 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1988

DOI of published version

10.1002/sres.3850050209

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