Comparative information from field notes of four studies of long-term treatment institutions form the basis for developing propositions about decisions made under conditions of uncertainty. These propositions fall under the general rubrics of decision making when action involves danger, when decisions are made to control clients' or subordinates' behavior, and when a choice must be made between alternatives. The propositions are illustrated with examples taken from the four studies.
Roth, Julius A.
"Some Principles of Decision Making under Uncertainty in Long-Term Treatment Situations,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 11
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol11/iss3/7