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Doctor Of Science In Information Technology (DScIT)

Resources to support the courses that lead to the completion of the DscIT.

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Technology Trends

Education

New Media Consortium (Links to an external site.)

Innovation Excellence (Links to an external site.)

Employment/Workforce

Computer and Information Technology Occupations (links to an external site)

High Tech Industry Employment, wages and output (Links to an external site)

Energy: Renewable, Sustainability, Fossil Fuels

 

US EPA (Links to an external site.)

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (Links to an external site.)

Entertainment/Recreation: Music, Film, Sports, Hobbies, Gaming

 

Sporttechie (Links to an external site.)

SXSW (Links to an external site.)

TechNewsWorld (Links to an external site.)

Financial: Banking, Monetary, Stock Exchange

Bank Systems & Technology (Links to an external site.)

Bank Innovation (Links to an external site.)

Housing

Home Innovations (Links to an external site.)

Inhabitat (Links to an external site.)

Internet of Things

Wired Article (Links to an external site.)

Harvard Business Review Article (Links to an external site.)

Manufacturing/Design

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Links to an external site.)

Maker Faire (Links to an external site.)

Medical/Health

ASME Article (Links to an external site.)

Smithsonian Article (Links to an external site.)

Telecommunications: Internet, Phone, Wireless Devices

World Economic Forum (Links to an external site.)

Educause (Links to an external site.)

Transportation/Travel/GPS

 

Transportation Trends 2020 (links to an external site)

 

Virtual Reality

Immersive Technology (Links to an external site.)

Immersive Technology Alliance (Links to an external site.)

Wearables

Wearable Tech World (Links to an external site.)

Wearable Technologies (Links to an external site.)

Qualitative Data Collection Methods

 

 

Method

Overall Purpose

Advantages

Challenges

questionnaires, surveys,
checklists
when need to quickly and/or easily get lots of information from people in a non threatening way -can complete anonymously
-inexpensive to administer
-easy to compare and analyze
-administer to many people
-can get lots of data
-many sample questionnaires already exist
-might not get careful feedback
-wording can bias client's responses
-are impersonal
-in surveys, may need sampling expert
- doesn't get full story
interviews when want to fully understand someone's impressions or experiences, or learn more about their answers to questionnaires -get full range and depth of information
-develops relationship with client
-can be flexible with client
-can take much time
-can be hard to analyze and compare
-can be costly
-interviewer can bias client's responses
documentation review when want impression of how program operates without interrupting the program; is from review of applications, finances, memos, minutes, etc. -get comprehensive and historical information
-doesn't interrupt program or client's routine in program
-information already exists
-few biases about information
-often takes much time
-info may be incomplete
-need to be quite clear about what looking for
-not flexible means to get data; data restricted to what already exists
observation to gather accurate information about how a program actually operates, particularly about processes -view operations of a program as they are actually occurring
-can adapt to events as they occur
-can be difficult to interpret seen behaviors
-can be complex to categorize observations
-can influence behaviors of program participants
-can be expensive
focus groups explore a topic in depth through group discussion, e.g., about reactions to an experience or suggestion, understanding common complaints, etc.; useful in evaluation and marketing -quickly and reliably get common impressions
-can be efficient way to get much range and depth of information in short time
- can convey key information about programs
-can be hard to analyze responses
-need good facilitator for safety and closure
-difficult to schedule 6-8 people together
case studies to fully understand or depict client's experiences in a program, and conduct comprehensive examination through cross comparison of cases -fully depicts client's experience in program input, process and results
-powerful means to portray program to outsiders
-usually quite time consuming to collect, organize and describe
-represents depth of information, rather than breadth

Table, and more information can be found at the Free Management Research Library https://managementhelp.org/evaluation/program-evaluation-guide.htm#anchor1585345

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