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Decision Sciences Journal

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Editor: Matthew J. Drake
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
Duquesne University

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About Us
The Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE) is a peer-reviewed journal of the Decision Sciences Institute. Its mission is to publish significant research relevant to teaching, learning, and education in the decision sciences - quantitative and behavioral approaches to managerial decision making. The journal welcomes submissions relevant to the application and practice of the decision sciences both in business and other domains such as, but not limited to, healthcare, product development, and engineering management. Articles submitted to the journal should offer either proven innovation in classroom instruction/delivery, new insights into pedagogy, program development, delivery, or assessment, or empirically based analysis relevant to learning and education in the decision sciences. The goal of the journal is to not only provide resources that can enhance instruction, but serve as a forum for disseminating best practices.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Enhancing Business School Courses through Game-Based Pedagogy
Guest Editors: Yi-Su Chen, Barbara Klein, and Joy Beatty, University of Michigan - Dearborn

DSJIE is seeking manuscript submissions for an upcoming special issue on Enhancing Business School Courses through Game-Based Pegagogy to be published in January 2021. The deadline for initial submissions is June 30, 2020. Complete details can be found in the call for papers.

2018 DSJIE Award Winners

Congratulations to the following award winners for their contributions to DSJIE in 2018. They were all presented with their awards at the DSI Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, in November.

Best Research Article

  • An Examination of College Students' Problem-Solving Self-Efficacy, Academic Self-Efficacy, Motivation, Test Performance, and Expected Grade in Introductory-Level Economics Courses, Leslie Ramos Salazar and Stephen L. Hayward

Best Teaching Brief

  • Announcing the Engagement of Sudoku: An In-Class Genetic Algorithm Game, Kathryn W. Ernstberger and M.A. Venkataramanan

Outstanding Associate Editor: Susan Palocsay

Outstanding Reviewer: Chun-Miin Chen and Hemant Sashittal

Follow DSJIE on Social Media

DSJIE has two new social media accounts, via a LinkedIn group and Twitter. These accounts will be used to announce new issues and to share news relevant to the journal and the teaching of the decision sciences overall. You can follow the accounts at the links below.

DSJIE LinkedIn Group

DSJIE Twitter Account


Forthcoming Issue: Vol. 17 No. 3 (July 2019)

Teaching Briefs

Using Real-Life Major League Baseball Data in an Introductory Statistics Course 
Samuel Wathen and Nicholas Rhew 

Conceptual Research

Choosing Among Computational Software Tools to Enhance Learning in Introductory Business Statistics
Marina Johnson and Mark Berenson  

Empirical Research

A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship Between Experiential Learning and Learning Outcomes 
Gerald Burch, Robert Giambatista, John Batchelor, Jana Burch, J Hoover, and Nathan Heller 

Identifying Cognitive Processing Events During Clicker Exercises and Exploring Their Relationship with Student Learning 
Derrick D'Souza, Joshua Daspit, and Pratigya Sigdyal 

Current Issue: Vol. 17 No. 2 (April 2019)

Teaching Briefs

A Multi-Part Project Planning and Tracking Exercise 
Thomas Robbins 

Turning Data into Better Decision Making: Asking Questions, Collecting and Analyzing Data in a Personal Analytics Project
Joe S. Anderson and Susan K. Williams 

Patio Swings Intermodal Shipping Competition: An Inquiry Based Partial Information Exercise
Brent Snider, Nancy Southin, and Rosanna Cole

Developing a Work-Ready Social Media Marketing Analytics Course: A Model to Cultivate Data-Driven and Multi-Perspective Strategy Development
Yuna Kim 

Vol. 17 No. 1 (January 2019)

Teaching Briefs

Teaching Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) in a Supply Chain Context: A Paper Football In-Class Activity
Rebekah Brau, John Gardner, Jason McDonald, and Scott Webb

Supply Chain Performance Analysis of Dow Jones Industrial Average Indexed Firms and Top 50 Supply Chain Firms
Sangdo Choi

Empirical Research

Continuous Improvement of Online and Blended Courses Using Relative Proximity Theory
Kenneth MacLeod, William Swart, and Ravi Paul

Exploring the Impact of Receiving Sender-based Negative and Positive Feedback on Team-level Process Outcomes Using a Mobile Application
Gary Blau, Tony Petrucci, Michael Rivera, and Rujuta Ghate