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My area of interest is technology adoption among a certain group of people , what methodologies/framework/design could be applicable for my Ph.D thesis? Kindly enlighten by sharing few books or research thesis.
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Hi All,
I am pursuing PhD (1st year-Information System Area) from SoM, AIT Thailand and trying to finalize my research topic and questions.
My area of interests are Social Media Influence, e-Governance  and Technology Adoption.
It would be really helpful if you could suggest one or two relevant topic/ open areas.
Thanks,
Kingsuk
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Dear Kingsuk Sarkar,
In the field of social media, e-administration and technology adaptation for a doctoral dissertation, I propose the following research topics:
1. Determinants of the implementation of new information technologies ICT, Industry 4.0 and internet in public institutions as part of the development of e-administration.
2. The use of new Internet media, including social media portals in public institutions as part of the development of e-administration and improvement of the information and service offer of public institutions (e.g. operating within local government units) towards citizens, residents of a specific region, commune, country.
3. A comparative analysis of the key determinants of the implementation of new information technologies ICT, Industry 4.0 and internet in public institutions as part of the development of e-administration and in commercially operating economic entities (companies, enterprises, corporations, startups, etc.).
4. The impact of the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) coronavirus pandemic on the development and implementation of new ICT, Industry 4.0 and Internet information technologies in public institutions as part of the development of e-administration.
Best wishes,
Dariusz Prokopowicz
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Dear community,
When drawing a structural model, I am highly dissatisfied with the final significance values. I obtain only one significant predictor for my dependent variable. If I remove the covariates of the exogenous constructs, against the recommendation of AMOS, the results are far more realistic.
All in all, I receive satisfactory item loadings. Even those that did not load above the threshold of 0.7 are significant and in theory should not pose an issue.
In reviewing more and more scientific articles and papers, I have the impression that in structural models, covariation of exogenous constructs is not always conducted.
Am I assuming right? I need your suggestion on which approach to take.
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Sven Kovacic
//In the measurement model all constructs are covaried, N=286,
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I'm not sure I fully understand what you are asking so forgive me if my answer is off topic. I'm assuming you are asking whether your exogenous factors on the left hand side of your path diagram should be allowed to correlate, that is, whether their covariances should be estimated as free parameters. The answer to this is that your model is probably misspecified if you assume no covariances / implicitly constrain/fix all of those covariances to zero (because at least some of them may be correlated). As a result, your structural regression coefficients may be biased towards significance. I would check to see whether the model without covariances fits significantly worse than the model that does allow the covariances. If it does, the model with covariances freely estimated should be preferred.
The covariances are important because they account for the partial redundancy of the exogenous factors in predicting your dependent factor. If you (incorrectly) fix them to zero, the results of the structural regression may be incorrect also.
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Dear Colleagues
We seeking to measure the access and utilization of high performance computing systems within small businesses. I would appreciate any scales related to this.
Willie Chinyamurindi
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@Willie You can even refer to below reference as well.
Jung, J., Chan-Olmsted, S., & Kim, Y. (2013). From access to utilization: Factors affecting smartphone application use and its impacts on social and human capital acquisition in South Korea. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 90(4), 715-735.
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Many researchers give credit of authorship of TOE Framework to:
Tornatsky, L. and Fleischer, M. (1990) The Process of Technology Innovation, Lexington, MA, Lexington Books
But few other researchers claim Tornatsky and Fleischer were the editors and the correct reference is:
DePietro, R., Wiarda, E., and Fleisher, M. (1990) "The context for change: Organization, technology and environment" The processes of technological innovation, in Tornatzky, L. G. and Fleischer, M. (eds.), Lexington Books: Massachusetts, U.S. A. p.151–175.
Pls let me know correct reference.
Thank you so much.
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The first author to work on the TOE model is Roger (1995)
Rogers, E. M. (1995). Diffusion of Innovations. New York: The Free Press.
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I am in need of measuring how far farmers adopt for new technology (greenhouse automation solution). Most of the literature on this matter is with two samples; one sample using the new technology and other do not. But I want to measure the level of technology adoption using the sample that only use the new technology.
Is it possible??
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You can ask them how likely that they will be using the technology. Some will be very likely and some will be very unlikely. As a result, you can run all types of regression analyses. Please see:
Ozer, M. (2011). The moderating roles of prior experience and behavioral importance in the predictive validity of new product concept testing. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 28(1), 109-122.
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Hi colleague researchers!
I've been preparing research on Digital twin and machine learning adoption at retail/wholesale companies. But it appears that ML is applicable in a limited number of operations, in reality. Such as demand forecasting in category management. In your experience what is the situation in the industry?
Geography of my data source is Central Asia and Former Soviet Union countries.
I am also open for joint research in this field.
Regards,
Askar
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Many many congratulations. Really a very good topic of research.
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How do we measure labor union members' technology adoption during the covid 19 pandemic?
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What is your area of interest in the trade unions?
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Hello,
I am looking for scale (quesstionaire) for integrated TAM ( Technology Adoption Model) -TOE ( Technology Organization Environment) model for technology adoption.
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I advise you to research previous studies, especially university theses that dealt with the subject
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Technology adoption rates amongst small-scale farmers in the Global South (e.g. Africa) remain low, even when scientific evidence shows that a particular technology is beneficial.
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You can find the below-mentioned report on the link shared here with
ADOPTION OF TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE FARMING SYSTEMS WAGENINGEN WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS
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If a company that produces equipment / technology that used by other companies adopts technology, how can we see the adoption process from the perspective of the company that uses the equipment / technology produced by the company? In other words how does adoption move from one company to another? What methodology is suitable for this view?
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This is typically examined by the company that sells its technology by using "case-studies". The case-studies are formulaic but unique to each company and typically examine time gained, the profit gained, and other efficiencies.
Be aware that most case studies are written by marketing teams for use as promotional materials and will not let researchers interview their customers or disclose a customer list. You can typically find the case studies that are available for the public on the manufacturer's website.
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I am doing my Msc thesis on Technology Adoption of Cloud based Document Management System. I would like to get supports on which one is the right literature to review for such study. my plan is basically the post implementation aspect of technology adoption with in a context of humanitarian organization.
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I would suggest looking at " Strategies, Methods and Tools Enabling Records Governance in a Cloud Environment "
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What can be taken as measurement of technological adoption in small businesses ( eg., Digital payments) to study their impact on sales in small businesses
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Ideally you want to measure a company pre technological implementation and post and then look at the turnover / profit or other key performance indicators to see if it had an effect. But be careful of other potential changes that have happened at the same time I.E. Both internal and external influences.
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Greetings,
I am a DBA student conducting a study about "Factors Influencing the Adoption of Payment Cards in Lebanon".
My research model, theoretically based on the Technology Adoption Model (TAM), consists of 9 variables, out of which:
  • 6 constructs measured using multi-items scales adapted from literature ex. Perceived Usefulness (5 items), Perceive Ease of Use (5 items)
  • 3 are nominal variables
I want to conduct a reliability analysis using SPSS, should I do so for each construct individually or for the whole questionnaire at once?
Thank you
Antoine
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First, the basic reliability test in SPSS is Cronbach's alpha, which relies on correlations so it cannot use nominal variables.
Second, you can conduct separate calculations of Cronbach's alpha for each theoretical construct, but that will not assess whether there is "discriminant validity." In other words, an item you think is associated with Construct A might actually be more correlated with Construct B.
To assess whether your Constructs do indeed fit the pattern you predicted, the best approach would be Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Or you could start with Exploratory Factor Analysis, where I would recommend using Maximum Likelihood as the method for factor extraction and an oblique (correlated factors) rotation.
Note that factor analysis is also based on correlations, so once again you will not be able to use the nominal variables.
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Dear All,
I am currently supervising a Master students. He's interested in ICT Maturity in SMEs.
I would be thankful if you can share with us some papers about this subject.
Your input is highly recommended.
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Here is a discussion of e-health maturity in South Africa
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Dear all,
I am investigating the differences in characteristics between the technology adopter segments (innovator, early adopter, early majority, late majority, laggards) in mobile payment.
At the moment, my plan is to see how they differ in terms of demographic characteristics (age, education level, income level), personal innovativeness, risk propensity, and social influence.
Is there any other relevant characteristic that I should be looking into? Would also appreciate if one can also suggest related journal articles.
Am browsing through the literature, but I just want to keep my ground covered by extending this question to academics here.
Best regards,
Haidhar
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Here is a quick summary I use in my classes to describe the adopter segments and their characteristics.
Andres
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Question Closed. Thank you.
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Gamification, as you mentioned, is not one technique it is more about "learning from games" what makes them so engaging and motivating, using not only simple elements but "game-design elements in a non-game context" [1], meaning also mechanics, aesthetics and processes [2].
Motivation (and engagement) itself has it's theories. For example self-determination theory. There are theories focussing on the individuals needs, physical or psychological (content theories, e.g. [3]) and there are theories focussing on cognitive processes.
All of those approaches can be used to determine how to improve the usability of a system (and improve the user motivation) and to fit the users needs and requirements. To improve the user-motivation, it is key to understand the context of use, to analyse precisely what it is that motivates the user as an individual to enhance the correct motivational elements. Theories (gamification, psychology, motivation...) can be used to backup ideas and hypotheses for design decisions and can help us understand the underlying concepts of motivation and engagement. In the end, what motivates a user is determined by the users situation and context.
[1] Deterding, S., Dixon, D., Khaled, R., & Nacke, L. (2011, September). From game design elements to gamefulness: defining gamification. In Proceedings of the 15th international academic MindTrek conference: Envisioning future media environments (pp. 9-15). ACM.
[2] Hunicke, R., LeBlanc, M., & Zubek, R. (2004, July). MDA: A formal approach to game design and game research. In Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Challenges in Game AI(Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-5). AAAI Press San Jose, CA.
[3] Maslow, A., & Lewis, K. J. (1987). Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Salenger Incorporated, 14, 987.
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" I dont know about the innovation so i dont use it, if i know about it i'll use the innovation"
i've been getting that quite a lot when doing my research, my question, is there any theory about lacking of information in adoption technology? Please let me know if there any journal or book that i can read
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Hi Michael,
I have a classic to indicate. It is the book “Diffusion of Innovations Theory” by Everett M. Rogers. It offers a framework with some of the factors that may contribute to an innovation's success or failure.
He defined diffusion as “the process by which an innovation is communicated through certain channels over time among the members of a social system”. His work was wildly influential.
Rogers began his research by studying the mechanisms by which American farmers successfully adopted the agricultural innovations developed at universities. In a series of studies across multiple areas, he found that innovations that have 5 characteristics:
1. Relative Advantage: the degree to which an innovation appears to be better than any other alternatives the potential adopter might have, measured in terms of economics, convenience, satisfaction, and social prestige.
2. Trialability: the degree in which the innovation can be experienced firsthand on a limited basis.
3. Observability: the degree in which the innovation or its results can be seen by others likely to adopt it.
4. Compatibility: the degree to which the innovation is seen as consistent with existing values, previous experiences, and needs of the user.
5. Complexity: the degree in which the innovation is seen as difficult to understand or use.
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I'm doing research within the field of behavioural antecedents of smart product adoption. In order to investigate on a newly developped psychological construct, I need experts validating my findings. Please get back to me, if you feel like you could help me. I'm desperately searching, any help appreciated.
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Dear Stefan,
I'm based in South East Asia and am doing research similar in your field (Smart Technologies adoption).  My recent works & publication focus on consumers' intention to use of single platform E-payment (novelty technology adoption). Please feel free to check out my papers and let me know what areas we can collaborate. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310625444_Design_and_Security_impact_on_consumers%27_intention_to_use_single_platform_E-payment
Best Regards,
PC
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The subplots are heterogeneous in terms of type of variety used (local vs improved); and other technologies adopted.
There are also other household level and subplot level characteristics to be included in the model.
Given the model I was estimating, and the fact that aggregation would not be sensible as heterogeneity among the subplots will be ignored;
I concluded the data has a panel structure and estimated a panel data model.
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the last time I had a look on panel econometric, it was not "stabilized" : you were dependant on hyothesises that you can't verify. It might have changed, but be careful.
"bonne chance!"
cheers
Domionique
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I am using "integrated model of behaviour prediction" model and I want to find reliable items for measuring : "users skills"  that is necessary for technology adoption. And " constrains" that represent the external barriers for adopting technology.    can any one help!? 
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Thanks Jan..
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i will like to do some research on the relation between the management of a company and IT adoption. These are some questions : 
- how to measure IT perception in organizations?
- how to measure quality management in organizations?
- how to measure It value-added in organizations?
- Is there any relationship between the quality of the management on the effect of IT adoption?- what can be the consequences?
Articles related to these above questions are highly awaited.
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Essayezde lire les criteres de Malcolm Baldrige et de European Foundation for Quality Management pour l'excellence dans l'entreprise. Il y a des aspets de technnologie et IT. Je vais vous referer d'autres articles que j'ai lus.
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¿Which variables you must study to determinate the effective use of ICT on tourism distribution SMEs with a focus on comparison between today and tomorrow?
I have thought something such as: software for making decision, big data use, web site 2.0 or 3.0, social networks, mobile app, virtual reality, relational data bases.
¿How is the better way to purpose some categories to operationalize this variables?
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Tourism SMEs Technology adoption?
Perhaps you would like to explore the following theoretical frameworks that your research model can underpin on:
  1. Technology acceptance model
  2. Unified theory of acceptance and use of technology
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I am trying to study the technology adoption and customer satisfaction with respect to mobile phone users in India. So it makes the total population for my study as 400 Million mobile phone users in the whole country. In this scenario how shall I proceed to collect the data (technique) and what shall be the adequate sample. Given the scale has over 70 items. 
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Can you share the scale developed by you for your study. Revert back at anoop.mohanty@gmail.com
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Please share any reference or guide me as to how to pick an ideal gap of time period between two rounds of data collection for Longitudinal study with special reference to Technology Adoption
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this gap may be atleast SIX months.
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 I’m working on the study titled “Factors Influencing Adopters' Trust in Cloud Computing Services in organizations”
Which appropriate adoption model must use in this study TAM, TOE, or UTAUT.
The responses of this study contain from the decision makers in the organizations and IT staff.
 What is appropriate adoption model must use in this study?
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What is appropriate adoption model must use in my study?
Premature for me to recommend which model but following are some suggestions on the thought process how to choose one:
  1. Find out the subtle differences between the TAM, TOE, UTAUT etc models from the perspectives of models evolution, suitability for what conditions / circumstances, popularity, ease of use etc.
  2. Review literature on precedent articles / PhD theses' model that best match your current study's objective(s) & relevant to your research problem.
  3. When you'd decided a select particular model and discarded other models, please write down all the points to justify each selection / de-selections (better prepare now rather than waiting for article reviewers / thesis examiners to ask later).
  4. While reviewing your literature, also evaluate what kind of research methods like survey questionnaire for each construct, sampling, data collection, data analysis methods being selected etc. (so that you don't revisit again purposely for these requirements).
  5. Also justify how you are going to structure your respondents e.g. decision makers & IT staff are playing different roles & might think differently e.g. are you going to combine them, separate them & analyze their responses separately, what happen when both groups have conflicting views etc.
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Studies on adoption of information technology / information systems are looked by many as an over-cooked area for research by some on one hand but still there are papers and thesis mushrooming out in rated journals and repositories on the other hand; which shows a positive signal for future studies too. What factors can be considered or lacking to have been considered in adoption studies so far? What factors can be incorporated in future research degrees?
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Prof. Sabraz Nawaz Samsudeen
There are many theories in the field of adoption and acceptance of the technology. Venkatesh et al. (2003) have mentioned eight models and theories in the field of individual acceptance. Those models and theories are Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), Social Cognitive Theory (SCT), Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), Model of PC Utilization (MPCU), Motivational Model (MM), Combined TAM and TPB (C-TAM-TPB), and Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT).
it is better to check the factors in the previous models.
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Which is the upcoming theory in this area?
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1) Venkatesh et al. (2003)
2) Oliveira and Martins (2011)
3) Kim and Crowston (2011)
4) Tarhini et al. (2015)
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New information technologies like interoperability and data sharing are essential in the development of  hazard management systems but in developing countries where there are no tradition and previous experiences in the management of those new technologies the adoption process is quite difficult.
Can anybody tell me what is the best congress or journal to publish a work that explains the difficulties of technological adoption (specifically in hazard management and information standards areas) and a strategy for the adoption of those technologies in developing world? (take in account that as in any developing country I have no funds)
Thanks in advance
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Hello!
Nice topic.
First: You can have a look at the BMJ quality and safety.
They publish similar topics:
Second:  Journal of AHIMA
Third: EBSCO Host.
They publish similar topics:
Hope this helps!
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      In current research, it is usually considered that the technology adaptation is determined by the capital cost of different renewable energy technologies' costs. Can we take people's utility to these technologies into consideration?  
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Energy market is hard...and has different rules from normal markets. 
First, be sure to make the difference between concepts of "Change" and "Evolution". While in normal markets both concepts requires investment, those are supported by early adopters and future payoff. So individual decissions may be calculated in advance by industry and act accordingly (Evolution is easier while Change is more disruptive and therefore much more expensive and risky).
Focusing in energy market:
In this area -energy- "People" must be agregated and considered as "Governments" as individual decissions are almost null (early adopters).
Evolution may be understood as "fine tunning" and manifested in general policies for energy efficiency.. this area is easy to simulate and results are shown in the behavior of national compsuptions as the result of efficiency (growing rate).
Change affects to the global National compsuption (no to its evolution) and its distribution among alternatives (Nuclear, coal, solar wind)... consider Change as change from "Thermal" process (Gas, fuel, nuclear, coal, etc..) to new forms (solar, wind, etc..). Consider the global cost of energy and its cost per cápita... 
Focus in "Change" motivation... here you may get some help studying why this change is required ( Hubbert´s peak ), and consider "Happiness" as a part of utility but not the only componet of it. The most part of utility as Arturo says is price... happines is a small componet that is cover by early adopters (insignificant). Here we will work in the above mentiones "future payoffs". You may find how energy crisis (lots of stuff from previous energy crisis) affects to global (national) economy and its cost per capita. Here you may find that "Early adopters" are Goverments and its early adoption is manifested in few manifested "cost": CO2 emmision rights (price) and subsidies given to non thermal process (well.. call it traditional energy sources). Here you may find your utility.
On the other side, the evolution of the cost of alternates will tell you how can you simulate... or hop so..!!
Good luck !
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I want to extend my research about visually impaired people and how they relate to modern technology and I was wondering if someone is working on understanding and classification on their intelligence quotient.
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"if he would use a virtual reality gadget and a smart phone he could compete in world chess championship"
To be good at chess, you need to develop a good spatial map.  He had to actively work this out and restructure his brain accordingly.   I am not sure relying on technology to do this for him would help.  It can be argued either way, so empirical data are needed.
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Some articles use the two words (technology acceptance and adoption) interchangeably. However it seems that they do not refer to exactly the same idea. Can someone share me the difference and/or the relationship between technology/innovation adoption and acceptance? I appreciate if you recommend me articles in this topic. 
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Dear Getnet, there is a difference between technology acceptance and technology adoption. Technology adoption is a process – starting with the user becoming aware of the technology, and ending with the user embracing the technology and making full use of it. Someone who has embraced a technology is likely to replace the item if it breaks, find innovative uses for it, and cannot contemplate life without it. Technology acceptance, as opposed to adoption, is an attitude towards a technology, and it is influenced by various factors. A user who has purchased a new technology item has not yet adopted it – there are other stages beyond simple purchasing and this is where acceptance plays an important role. If the user buys an item and then does not accept it, it is unlikely that full adoption will occur.
The attached article will improve your understanding regarding these concepts.
Best wishes
Shehnaz
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Technology adoption is often measured by % of farmers use the technology and/or % of area under the concerned technology. Which of these two measures is more appropriate?
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All are important measures but the choice depends on the innovation and its intended goal. If the technology is for example yielding increasing, its impact depends so much on the area covered. Therefore, it will of interest to understand the area share it occupies. % area also helps to address the issue of scale and helps reveal relative advantage of the new technology vs the traditional one
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I am interested in the processes of diffusion and sustainability of innovations and finding the connections between actions that enable and inhibit further adoption beyond the first wave of early adopters of proven elearning innovations in universities?
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I've looked at the Fishbone; and adored it as highly comprehensive. The only thing I really saw as missing was HR structure and process to recruit the right people for innovation/adoption. But I have a broad quibble as to whether the fishbone structure  isn't a generally applicable one, around technology adoption, rather than specific to Higher Education, an observation I feel highly relevant. The point is, in HE, I've seen ineffective technology as a barrier to adoption and I've seen resistance to change, but HE has a particular enabling factor for resistance to change, that you won't find elsewhere - Academic Freedom
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As the number of predictors increases in multiple regression models, correct estimation of coefficients becomes increasingly challenging. Some or all of the partial regression coefficients may be poorly estimated and non-significant eventhough the omnibus test may be significant and R-square may be large. This makes the interpretation of the coefficients and the ranking of predictors for a given outcome difficult. Even with a single predictor, the slope may be poorly estimated due to regression dilution, small sample size or other problems. So my biggest problem has been to judge whether or not the estimated standard errors are correct  and the 95% confidence limits have the correct coverage for each coefficient. I find the relative standard error (RSE%) a very easy index for checking that. I just drafted an article on the use of the RSE% and I have uploaded it. Are there other easy-to-use indices? Your comment on my article will also be highly appreciated.
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I agree with the above opinions. To my experience, the relative standard error (RSE%), which should be called coefficients of variation (cv) as James said, is an important index to assess whether or not the coefficient has statistical significance. If cv is more than 50%, i.e., the t-value is less than 2, then the variable can be ignored. Also, the coefficient is positive or negative can generally evaluate whether or not  it has been correctly estimated. If an independent variable is positively related to the dependent variable, then the coefficient should be positive, and vice versa. Of caurse, there are many other indices to assess the model. But angway, the coefficients should be reasonanlly explanable at first.
I hope my opinion will be helpful to you.
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I'm looking for any publication that concentrates on how farmers perceive GMOs, the social impacts of GMO adoption and its implications for farmers, social benefits of their adoption, the relation between farmers and the seed industry etc... I'm interested in publications worldwide. Thanks.
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Biotech on the Farm: Mississippi Agriculture in an Age of Proprietary Biotechnologies
Gabriela Pechlaner
Anthropologica
Vol. 52, No. 2 (2010), pp. 291-304
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I am working on the Technology Implementation as a moderator in my model. I have seen couple of papers which suggest the instrument but unfortunately the instrument is not given in any of the papers. Can any one suggestion me a paper which can provide me the instrument of successful technology implementation/ successful technology adoption? The paper from where I got the hint is: "Nguyen, T. H., Newby, M., & Macaulay, M. J. (2015). Information Technology Adoption in Small Business: Confirmation of a Proposed Framework. Journal of Small Business Management, 53(1), 207-227"
I just need the instrument which can help me in determining the moderation between organizational culture and entrepreneurial orientation.
Any suggestions are welcome.
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Pl go through:
Organizational culture and advanced manufacturing technology implementation
Christopher M McDermotta, , Gregory N Stock
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Hi, I would like to know if there is any guidelines or framework exists for the concept of adoption and implementation of any new technology for firefighting and search and rescue processes. Thanks. 
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New technologies like IT Support and Quality of Service can execute at an excellent level. The IT support team usually gets into a fire-fighting mode in just resolving requests. The Information Technology Infrastructure Library, set of concepts and practices for Information Technology Services Management can benefits:
• Improved IT services
• Reduced costs
• Improved customer satisfaction through a more professional approach to service delivery
• Improved productivity
• Improved use of skills and experience
• Improved delivery of third party service.
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We understand that M-PESA technology adopted by Kenya is a success story for the world in digital financing. I would appreciate it if researchers could shed light for its success and the basic infrastructure required for its successful operation. We are visiting Kenya to learn about this technology so that it could be introduced in Nepal as well.
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I completely agree Technology innovation has changed the ways of our life
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Include all resources of R.E.
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Friend agree with all the criteria mentioned Habib, the issue of finance and do maintenance is very important that you have in mind. The case of resistance to change is important if the project is in a rural community.
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Does anybody have academic papers on e-wallet systems? I am currently working on my master's thesis and my chosen project area happens to be "how to improve security in the e-wallet system". I have searched online for academic papers on the topic but being a relatively new technology that has not yet been adopted widely, it has been a bit difficult getting my hands on useful papers. Any one that can be of help should do so kindly. Merci...
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In DOI, the confirmation stage of the innovation-decision process considers continuation or discontinuation (may include reduction). Are these variables (continuance, discontinuance or reduction) to adopt an innovation inherent part of a future decision which can be treated as contingent decision (referring to DOI's decision types)?
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Innovation is not a contingent decision, rather it is a result of continuous efforts. However, contingent decision is helpful in continuing the innovation-decision process. It will help to update the decision related variables.
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I am currently doing a proposal on the use of Integrated Media Approach to Increase farmers' awareness on rice technology. I personally believe that input plays a crucial role in raising one's awareness on something. Thus, by giving farmers access to 'input' (knowledge) through different media, we can increase their awareness. Such increase of awareness may lead to technology adoption.
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Hi Maritha, you may try these concepts to see. You can also visit africaricecenter
Use of farmer to farmer video systems or the learning video
Use of Farmers graphical calendars
the theory of PLAR
FFS (farmer field school concept)
Use of Role play approaches
Theory of innovation
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Direct seeding helps maintaining crop residue on the soil surface and so builds soil organic matter that feeds soil microbial activity resulting in healthy soil and improved nutrient exchange capacity. The method has been gradually replaced with transplanting since the green revolution in the late sixties, though direct seeding is better for soil health. I wonder why farmers are not using it now as it a environmentally friendly method? Is it due to lack of information, low yield or another reason?
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Some orientations from my side: 1. I am positively shocked by the Uruguay-Info; Thanks for that input. It widens our "rice-horizon" !! 2. We can further look into the option of PRE-germinated seeds, which will further support the rice-growth in comparison to the weed-growth. There were encouraging info already decades ago. Thus: a factor PRO direct-seeding. 3. The enormous GHG-emissions from puddled / irrigated rice-fields will probably force world-agronomy towards more rain-fed rice-growing, in which direct-seeded and pre-germinated seeds will gain momentum. 4. My herbicide-experience with "propanil" was moderate; an ideal weed-killer against the most obnoxioux grasstype-weeds in humid rice (e.g. Echinocloa spp.) is probably a dream, esp. for the predominant small-holders of Asia and Africa....in addition to the ecological concerns. I assume, that it were the grass-type-weeds which triggered irrigated and transplanted rice-terraces in Asia some 5.000 years ago. 5. Most upland-rice in Africa --probably mio.s of ha ---is direct seeded....but with an enormous weed-control-burden. Only utmost early mechanical control was promising. 6. We need further smart, bright, clever agronomists (incl. 50% women) who identify and advance new eco-sound rice-cropping-systems, esp. for small-holders.
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I would like to start from the current issue.
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Jothiranjan Hota - Basically you want to explore. What is baseline for measuring the change. Creating thi base line (current) should be the starting point. It is not necessary to have a refence to past model or literature. But the reference to the study is the baseline/ current environmental characteristic (as-is) and change from baseline to measure.
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I'm trying to run the Structured Equation Modelling and have just installed the AMOS software. Any suggestions on some good books for this?
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I find this book to be very useful:
Byrne, Barbara M. (2010). Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS: Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming. (2nd Ed.) New York, NY: Routledge Academic.
However, there are also lots of good online resources you can use. I would particularly recommend the Statwiki site run by Prof. James E. Gaskin, which provides some plain language instruction with explanatory videos and some downloadable tools.
Regards,
Ben Searle
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Right now am doing a research and i need to make a questionnaire. I have come across many models, but does anyone have experience with the Unified Theory of Acceptance and User of Technology (UATUA), because I am planning to use it, but I am still not sure.
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From the studies i found the UATUA is the latest model and it combines all the other technology acceptance models, it reported that the UATUA explains up to approximately 70% of the variables related to technology acceptance, compared with TAM which is about 40 to 60%. I think UATUA is the right model.
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I have conducted interviews of teachers who have used a VLE in a low-resourced state university in a developing country. Prominent in my findings is the issue of "trust". Many teachers that I have interviewed have pointed out that their resistance to VLE use is because they really want to see their students performing the activity.
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Generally speaking, instead of exclusive focus on system development, IS department staff needs to pay more attention to factors that are important from users’ perspectives. They should consider the significance of human and social factors. Thus, factors such as trust, subjective norms, lifestyle adaptability, perceived risk, and perceived joy which relate to users’ role are of high importance. This works better.
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I am search for (historical) examples where a technology was developed by an inventor and then was adapted or applied for a totally different purpose. (Valid literature sources would be great.)
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Yes, non-convetional application of female condoms in west africa. Young ladies willl simply buy these condoms, rip it apart and use its brightly coloured durable rings as hand bangles. The authorities unaware of the new fashion applications these customers have found thought people at long last were using these condoms to protect themselves from STDs. I managed to find the BBC story on these condoms for you. Have a look here:
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The adoption of technology in agriculture (drip irrigation) could be relationated with climate variables.
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In Sri Lanka many water conservation techniques in agriculture were intriduced i.e. drip or sprinkler irrigation. As Sri Lanka is not facing accute water shortage and as the rainfall is high these technologies are not that popular among farmers. In addition, as water is not priced and as it is free in Sri Lanka for agricultural purposes, the adaoption of such technologies is poor.