Dissertation Review Essay

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Assignment 4
Dissertation Review


Gary Evan Mair

An assignment submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for DISS-725 course as part of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences
Nova Southeastern University
DISS-725- The System Development Process
Fall 2013
Professor: Dr. Yair Levy
Due: December 10, 2013

Title of the Dissertation: Responsibility Factors of Reducing Inefficiencies in Information System Processes and Their Role on Intention to Acquire Six Sigma Certification
Author of the Dissertation: Sara Hejazi
Major Professor/Advisor of the Dissertation: Dr. Yair Levy
Year degree awarded: 2009
Institution &
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A Likert scale table was used to gather the data in a way that it could be quantified. The study is validated by referencing accepted research methodologies in the literature. Specifically Keeney (1999), Levy & Murphy (2002) and Torkzadeh and Dhillon (2002) have studied e-learning system characteristics and have defined methodologies for developing web based information gathering systems.

Question: What were the findings of the research
Answer: Based on the results of the qualitative and quantitative surveys, the research confirmed what the major responsibilities of the GP candidate were. It also discovered what the GB candidates considered their responsibilities in an IS environment. The effect of the five responsibility factors was measured to determine their effect on a GB candidate’s motivation to acquire certification. The study found that Certification (CET) was the only factor that played a significant role in predicting a candidate’s intent to acquire certification (INI). Another finding of the study was that there existed a gender difference between males and females regarding their views about certification.


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