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ERIC Number: EJ1140976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Content Analysis of a Computer-Based Faculty Activity Repository
Baker-Eveleth, Lori; Stone, Robert W.
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v9 n1 p29-40 Spr 2013
The research presents an analysis of faculty opinions regarding the introduction of a new computer-based faculty activity repository (FAR) in a university setting. The qualitative study employs content analysis to better understand the phenomenon underlying these faculty opinions and to augment the findings from a quantitative study. A web-based questionnaire was distributed to faculty of a medium-sized university in the western United States. A total of 154 faculty responded and 99 of the respondents provided written comments and opinions about the FAR. A content analysis was performed on these 99 comments. Six themes and several subthemes regarding the FAR were identified in the content analysis. These six themes were productivity, usability, security, implementation, management and structure of the organization, and users' attitudes. These themes and subthemes were discussed in the specific context of using the FAR as well as the general context of a computer system's usability, development, management, and introduction in the organization. In addition, a model for future research is proposed based on these findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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