Tools for Decision Making

Tools for Decision Making

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Known for encouraging step-by-step problem solving and for connecting techniques to real-world scenarios, David Ammonsa€™ Tools for Decision Making covers a wide range of local government practicesa€”from the foundational to the advanced. Brief and readable, each chapter opens with a problem in a hypothetical city and then introduces a tool to address it. Thoroughly updated with new local government examples, the second edition also incorporates chapters devoted to such additional techniques as sampling analysis, sensitivity analysis, financial condition analysis, and forecasting via trend analysis. Numerous tables, figures, exhibits, equations, and worksheets walk readers through the application of tools, and boxed features throughout each chapter present other uses for techniques, helpful online resources, and common errors. A handy guide for students and an invaluable resource and reference for practitioners. Students can visit for more opportunities to put these tools to use. Instructors can register for access to the solutions.Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1987. Means Site Work Cost Data. Kingston, Mass.: R. S. Means Company, updated annually. Mechanical Labor Estimating Guide. San Diego, Calif.: Mitchell International, updated annually.

Title:Tools for Decision Making
Author:David N. Ammons
Publisher:SAGE - 2008-10-17


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