Decision-Making Techniques for Establishing Research Agendas in Park and Recreation Systems

Authors

  • Alan Ewert

Keywords:

Agenda setting, collective decision making, public participation.

Abstract

It is argued that collective decision making is an important component in the allocation and planning process for park and recreation agencies. Collective decision-making techniques generally consist of brainstorming and brainwriting categories. A number of techniques are described, including: classical brainstorming, the nominal group technique, and the Delphi process. Each technique is evaluated according to its applicability to park and recreation organizations and situations. Other techniques involving public participation are listed in order to provide the park and recreation administrator with additional sources of collective decision-making options.?

Published

1990-04-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers