|Assessment lightens or adds burden?|
[ ] A. At best (ideally?) DECISIVE: Information that will help decide among viable, appealing options when available judgment, wisdom, and leadership cannot.
[ ] B. At best (politically?) CONFIRMATION/REFUTATION:
Confirm what's obvious to us; refute what's obvious to them.
[ ] C. At best (most powerfully?) ACCLAMATION : Overwhelm the need for other evidence by acclaim.
[ ] D. Too frequently? APPEASEMENT: What's the least we can do to get them off our (my) back?
[ ] E1. Worse UNNECESSARY: Additional evidence will be ignored - no longer needed; e.g., studies of benefits/harm of wordprocessing in 1980s.
[ ] E2. Worst WASTEFUL: Decision will be made before results are available.
[ ] E3. Worsest HYPOCRITICAL: Decision has already been made secretly and study is superfluous
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