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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The third area of the paper used the GB’s perceived responsibility matrix to identify the contribution of each GB candidate and thereby use that to determine how motivated they would be to obtain GB certification. According to Sheehi (2011) the green belt candidate is said to differ from the Black Belt Candidate only by nature of being part time. Consequently they should possess the same level of knowledge and statistical skills as the Black Belt.
Question: What evidence was presented to support the research and achieve the research goal?
The literature review explains the challenges faced and the approach that was taken to mitigate the problem of a shortage of research in the required areas. Their literature suggested that as long as there was enough information in the high quality peer-reviewed journals, a study could be performed. Additionally the study was broadened by using lesser known journals that were still of a high quality. IS process studies were used to validate the findings and also to define key terms such as efficiency and process and how they tie together.

Question: What research methodology used and who claims this methodology is valid ?
The methodology used was a two phased approach based on the research of Straub (1989) and Levy (2006). The first phase consisted of a web based open ended questionnaire that was used to develop a theoretical framework for determining the GB candidates

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