Definitions for "Rationale"
An explanation or exposition of the principles of some opinion, action, hypothesis, phenomenon, or the like; also, the principles themselves.
Scientific/objective reason for taking specific action.
Explanation of the connections among Action Areas, Sub-goals, Goals, and Outcomes; reasons to believe that the identified actions are likely to contribute to achieving the Sub-goals, Goals, and Outcome Because it is difficult to recruit individuals into workforce development programs, an important attribute of strategies for the harder to employ is working with people where they are.
A rationale is a liturgical vestment worn by clergy, in particular by Bishops, in Western-tradition Christian Churches that use full vestments. It is humeral ornament, a counterpart to the Pallium, and is worn over the chasuble. It is a large clasp, made of precious metal and ornamented with diamonds, whose edges are adorned with small bells.
This is a mathematical formula used by audiologists to help them calculate the amplification needed for every hearing aid they fit according to the results of hearing tests and type of hearing loss involved. The rationales are collated from thousands of statistics on the performance of past hearing aids. (See Audiologist).
Text describing rationale within specifications or documentation is provided for the information of the developers or users, but is not considered to define the operation of the product. This usually takes the form of comment to show why a particular feature was implemented in a given way. See also requirements. See also non-normative (where non-normative text is a superset of the rationale within the document). Rationale text is not tested.
Summarizes the clinical or administrative processes measured, why or how it is meaningful, and the research evidence supporting association of the process to quality of care
Keywords:  verbal, written, plan
For the plan can be verbal or written.