The importance of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) - a response

  • Steve Draper


In Issue 11.2, Nicol and Coen (2003) argue for developing a cost-benefit analysis model for learning technology. However, there are three substantive issues with this approach. First, it is problematic because it involves comparing different things; second, because by understanding the purpose of the analysis, it may be possible to justify the necessary simplifications for special cases and limited applications while being explicit about the limitations; and third (and conversely), this can expose errors and omissions in the analysis even after accepting its general principles.



Download data is not yet available.
How to Cite
Draper S. (2003). The importance of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) - a response. Research in Learning Technology, 11(3).
Original Research Articles