|Title||Applications development by end-users: Can quality be improved?|
|Authors||Jennifer Kreie, Timothy Paul Cronan, John Pendley, & Janet Renwick|
|Publication||Decision Support Systems|
|Series||Volume 29, Number 2, August, pages 143-152|
End-users frequently develop applications to use in their jobs but there is reason to be concerned about the quality of these applications. High error rates have been found in applications developed by end-users in the few empirical studies done.
This paper examines one approach to improving application quality which is to provide end-users with training in systems analysis and design methods. The study was conducted via the Internet with real end-users.
Though no significant difference was found for some measures of quality, there was a significant improvement in the overall design of an application after an end-user received analysis and design training.
This is important information for business managers because a well designed application is more likely to remain accurate and useful over time.
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The research question for this study is "Do end-users develop higher quality applications when they have received systems analysis and design training?"
The question was evaluated using this research framework.