ERIC Number: ED089685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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A Procedure for Identifying User's Requirements For a Management Information System.
Rumbaugh, Stanley A.; VanLooy, Dorothy R.
In response to the specifications of a United States Office of Education grant "Common Core of Data for the Seventies" (CCD-70), the Michigan Department of Education developed a procedure for identifying user's requirements relative to a State Education Information System. The project sought to identify users, to locate and prioritize their management concerns, to identify related linkage questions, and to relate these to the flow of information. The tools developed by the study included an interview guide and a consensus survey employing a modified Delphi Technique. Results indicated that these procedures responded to users' needs, for they generated the major questions faced by users, identified the data needed to answer these questions, and located the data which was available. It was concluded that these procedures could be adopted in other contexts since they represented a viable means for identifying user needs with respect to management information systems. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.