Identifying satisfaction factors in tertiary education: The case of an information systems program

Chan, Taizan, Rosemann, Michael, & Tan, Shiang-Yen (2014) Identifying satisfaction factors in tertiary education: The case of an information systems program. In Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems : Building a Better World Through Information Systems, AISeL, Auckland, New Zealand.

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This paper introduces a modified Kano approach to analysing and classifying quality attributes that drive student satisfaction in tertiary education. The approach provides several benefits over the traditional Kano approach. Firstly, it uses existing student evaluations of subjects in the educational institution instead of purpose-built surveys as the data source. Secondly, since the data source includes qualitative comments and feedback, it has the exploratory capability to identify emerging and unique attributes. Finally, since the quality attributes identified could be tied directly to students’ detailed feedback, the approach enables practitioners to easily translate the results into concrete action plans. In this paper, the approach is applied to analysing 26 subjects in the information systems school of an Australia university. The approach has enabled the school to uncover new quality attributes and paves the way for other institutions to use their student evaluations to continually understand and addressed students’ changing needs.

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ID Code: 84096
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Kano Model, Student Satisfaction, Education Quality, Student Requirements Analysis, Customer-centric Approach, HERN
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 12 May 2015 22:40
Last Modified: 17 May 2015 04:38

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