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Analysis Of Twitter User Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Cause And Solutions, Runze Song Dec 2022

Analysis Of Twitter User Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Cause And Solutions, Runze Song

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Reducing vaccine hesitancy is an essential public health & safety challenge worldwide, especially during the COVID - 19 pandemic. Governments and health safety agencies have noticed that social media can significantly influence people's sentiments and opinions about vaccinations. There is a lack of studies on the impact of social norms, herding effects, and social media influencers on people's sentiments and opinions about vaccinations. This culminating experience project extracted and analyzed Twitter data (2021 to 2022) using Twitter API and the RStudio AcdemicTwitterR package to study the impact of social norms, herding effects, and social media influencers on people's sentiments, emotions, …


Analysis For An Efficient Operation Of Solar Power Plants In India Using Different Variables/Parameters, Sonal Bansi Shinde Dec 2022

Analysis For An Efficient Operation Of Solar Power Plants In India Using Different Variables/Parameters, Sonal Bansi Shinde

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Vast renewable energy facilities rely heavily on accurate predictions of future solar power output.  This study investigated the various factors causing poor, inefficient operation of Solar Plants and different methods to identify underperforming equipment. The main questions are: Q1: How can we predict electricity generation over the next several days so that the plant can run at peak efficiency? Q2: How can we figure out the exact maintenance needs of any power plant?  Q3: How do we identify faulty equipment to improve its efficiency to improve overall performance? and Q4: What are the different factors that are causing an inefficient …


Analysis Of Automated Vehicle Accidents Across The U.S., Anissa Rocio Quintero Dec 2022

Analysis Of Automated Vehicle Accidents Across The U.S., Anissa Rocio Quintero

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Car Accidents are a significant public safety hazard to everyone all over the world. Recently, car manufacturers have tried to implement Automated Driving Systems into their vehicles to help drivers and decrease the accident rate. This culminating project analyzed whether Automated Driving Systems have decreased or increased the accident rate in the United States using automated vehicle data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The analysis platform was built using RStudio and Excel. The research questions were: Q1: What amount of autonomous vehicle accidents occurred in each state between 2021 and 2022? Q2: What manufacturer and maker have …


A Study Of Heart Disease Diagnosis Using Machine Learning And Data Mining, Intisar Ahmed Dec 2022

A Study Of Heart Disease Diagnosis Using Machine Learning And Data Mining, Intisar Ahmed

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people around the world today. Diagnosis for various forms of heart disease can be detected with numerous medical tests, however, predicting heart disease without such tests is very difficult. Machine learning can help process medical big data and provide hidden knowledge which otherwise would not be possible with the naked eye. The aim of this project is to explore how machine learning algorithms can be used in predicting heart disease by building an optimized model. The research questions are; 1) What Machine learning algorithms are used in the diagnosis of heart …


Big Data For Comprehensive Analysis Of Real Estate Market, Yonglin Xiao Dec 2022

Big Data For Comprehensive Analysis Of Real Estate Market, Yonglin Xiao

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This Culminating Experience Project explored the application of big data in the real estate industry in order to address the problem of analyzing the accurate property estimates value. The research questions were: (Q1): What are the benefits and advantages of utilizing big data in the real estate market? (Q2): What are the trends in the application of big data in the real estate market? (Q3): What are the challenges in applying big data in the real estate market? (Q4): What are the methods and processes of applying big data in appraisal of assets in the real estate market? To answer …


Novel Technologies And Their Effect On The Customer Journey: Customers' Sentiment With Tesla App, Andrew Jaymes Dec 2022

Novel Technologies And Their Effect On The Customer Journey: Customers' Sentiment With Tesla App, Andrew Jaymes

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This culminating experience project explores how novel technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), impact customer experience. The customer journey framework was used to analyze customers' responses to interactions with novel Technologies integrated into Tesla electric vehicles. After gathering customer response data from the Tesla Motors subreddit page, we were able to score customer experiences with the Tesla app, over-the-air software updates, and full self-driving features, using the NRC sentiment lexicon. Our results showed customers tended to express more positive sentiments than negative sentiments when describing their experiences with these …


Improving India’S Traffic Management Using Intelligent Transportation Systems, Umesh Makhloga Aug 2022

Improving India’S Traffic Management Using Intelligent Transportation Systems, Umesh Makhloga

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

India is one of the largest developing countries in the whole world. There is an increasing trend in the number of vehicles on the roads of India. The increasing number of vehicles leads to rising congestion in large cities. The primary purpose of this project is to determine a proper strategy to solve some of the traffic problems in India like inadequate mass transit, time delays, and blockage on road causing mergers resulting in fatal injuries. The development of effective strategic terms for operating the traffic system of India will need the incorporation of Intelligent Transportation Systems. In this study, …


Exploring Consumer Mobile Payment Adoption: A Multi-Country Study, Yu-Chun Pan, Aimee Jacobs, Chekfoung Tan, Jasmine Tehraini Jun 2022

Exploring Consumer Mobile Payment Adoption: A Multi-Country Study, Yu-Chun Pan, Aimee Jacobs, Chekfoung Tan, Jasmine Tehraini

Communications of the IIMA

The increasing popularity of mobile technologies is reshaping human activities including financial transactions. This research focuses on the use and acceptance of NFC-enabled proximity mobile payment (m-payment). This research builds on previous research highlighting the various factors influencing the use and acceptance of m-payment through the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Diffusion of Innovation of (DoI). The results indicate a statistically significant relationship between compatibility, personal innovativeness, and behavioural intention to use m-payment. The findings of this study confirm the influence of external factors, i.e., compatibility and personal innovativeness, determines the end-users’ perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use of …


Business And/Or Ethics? A Framework For Resolving Multicriteria Decision Dilemmas, E. Susanna Cahn May 2022

Business And/Or Ethics? A Framework For Resolving Multicriteria Decision Dilemmas, E. Susanna Cahn

Communications of the IIMA

Corporate leadership is often in the unenviable position of balancing ethical choices and profit. Business decisions consider alternatives and make choices to further strategic business goals. Measures of business success are likely to be financial, including profit, revenue, sales, market share, cost of production, quality of products, innovative product development. Ethical decisions are choices among right and wrong outcomes or processes. Assessment of ethical choices may or may not be easily quantified, including consideration of positive and negative consequences, moral principles, and fair process. Inevitably, then, the inherent nature of business-ethics decisions will involve multiple decision criteria, including both business …


Terms Of Service Agreement Contracts: An Overview Of Personal Risk Management And Recommendations For Enhancing User Awareness, Brenda Collazo Taylor May 2022

Terms Of Service Agreement Contracts: An Overview Of Personal Risk Management And Recommendations For Enhancing User Awareness, Brenda Collazo Taylor

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This cumulative project will explore the personal risks involved when a user agrees to an online service’s Terms of Service (TOS) Agreement contract, especially when a user checks the “I Agree” box on an online service’s TOS. The key questions were: (1) What are the personal risks involved when a user clicks on the “I Agree” box on an online service TOS Agreement? (2) How are these risks co-related? and (3) How can end users mitigate risks after they have agreed to the TOS? To answer the questions, various TOS agreements were reviewed, and a poll was conducted asking a …


Secure Wearable Authentication: Generalization Through Self-Sovereign Identity And Iot Parallels, Jordan Hazelip May 2022

Secure Wearable Authentication: Generalization Through Self-Sovereign Identity And Iot Parallels, Jordan Hazelip

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This culminating experience project explored current and up-and-coming forms of authentication in association to secure wearable devices. The increase in scams and associated vulnerabilities cause additional stress on the ability to identify and authenticate devices and individuals. The research questions posed in this project are: “What are the limitations of a wearable device actively participating in a cryptographic exchange?” and “How can the relationship between Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) and Internet of Things (IoT) influence the future of secure wearable authentication?” The limitations of a wearable device actively participating in a cryptographic exchange are the battery, computational mass, and overall wearable …


Vehicles And Emissions, Stephanie Martinez May 2022

Vehicles And Emissions, Stephanie Martinez

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Emissions have continued to change over the years, but how have they affected the environment and the health of individuals? To acquire more information on this topic this culminating experience project investigated the specific emission gasses that are released, the difference between emissions during the manufacturing and emissions during the life-time of the car, and the effects that emissions create on the environment and the population. The four research questions were: 1. What are the health effects on people who are exposed to emission gases? 2. What are the environmental effects when emission gases are released? 3. What part of …


A Comparative Analysis Of Devices Via The Bluetooth Protocol In A Time Series Analysis, Joseph Vazquez May 2022

A Comparative Analysis Of Devices Via The Bluetooth Protocol In A Time Series Analysis, Joseph Vazquez

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The utilization of the Bluetooth protocol has provided many with the seamless transmission of data to multiple devices. Given its versatility and being an efficient process of connectivity, it has become one of the preferred methods of wireless connections. Despite this, an aspect of the Bluetooth function is still vulnerable to being exploited by having the data transmission stolen. This project answered the following questions: “How does one reduce the vulnerability by comparing normal and abnormal Bluetooth data?”, “How does one identify outlying variables within the data?” and “How can we improve the Bluetooth function?”. This project relied on previous …


The Four Agreements Analysis Los Cuatro Acuerdos De Don Miguel Ruíz, Dulce Morales May 2022

The Four Agreements Analysis Los Cuatro Acuerdos De Don Miguel Ruíz, Dulce Morales

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The Toltecs were an indigenous Mexican culture of great warriors and artists with a very unique wisdom on life and behavior, that lived around 1000 years ago. Their extended knowledge on life and behavior certainly can be of help on developing a great leader in any organization based on the four agreements they practiced to better themselves spiritually, emotionally and physically. Therefore, Don Miguel Ruiz did some research of the Toltecs Wisdom and learn more about these four agreements:

  1. Be impeccable with your word.
  2. Don’t take anything personally.
  3. Don’t make assumptions.
  4. Always do your best.

After learning how to apply …


From Fast Fashion To Sustainable Slow Fashion, Isabel Agatha Millward-Pena May 2022

From Fast Fashion To Sustainable Slow Fashion, Isabel Agatha Millward-Pena

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The objective of this thesis is to express a need for sustainability within the fast fashion industry, in the form of cultural movement that acts as alternative to the current means of production, consumption, and philosophies. Sustainability within current popular discourses is often human-centered and lacking authenticity, thus I aim to highlight an alternative that is opposite of that. In doing such, I bring to light the negative effects of the industry through a case study on the fast fashion company SHEIN, who claim to be making sustainable efforts. I analyzed SHEIN’s 2021 Sustainability and Social Impact Report (SSIR), focusing …


A Study Of Social Engineering Concepts Within A Deceptive Defense, Jacob Glenn Oedekerk May 2022

A Study Of Social Engineering Concepts Within A Deceptive Defense, Jacob Glenn Oedekerk

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Organizations fall victim to costly attacks every year. This has created a need for more successful layers of defense. To aid in this need for additional defense, this study researches a way to bolster an underused defense style called deceptive defense. Researchers agree that deceptive defense could be the future of cybersecurity, and they call for more research in the deceptive category. The unresolved question from these researchers is what attack style could be used with a deception-based defense against an attacker. From this unresolved question, it was also determined that social engineering should be used in this culminating experience …


Examination Of The Implication Of Information Processing On The Library Users Learning Comprehension/Satisfaction., Obia Gopeh Inyang, Juliana Agwunobi Apr 2022

Examination Of The Implication Of Information Processing On The Library Users Learning Comprehension/Satisfaction., Obia Gopeh Inyang, Juliana Agwunobi

Communications of the IIMA

The paper looked at Information Processing Theory's implications for the Library users’ learning satisfaction. The study discussed the nature of information and asserted that the dissemination of information empowers learning since the world is increasingly becoming information-based. It looked at information processing as the standard for understanding and satisfactory learning against memorization, leading to poor academic performance as it does not allow what the learner has learned to be part of him. The study also discussed that the instructor, facilitator, teacher, lecturer, and users have a role to play in processing information that improves learning. What remains essential is the …


Evaluation Approach For An Effective Blockchain Implementation In An Accounting Environment, Angel R. Otero, Ryan P. Fink Feb 2022

Evaluation Approach For An Effective Blockchain Implementation In An Accounting Environment, Angel R. Otero, Ryan P. Fink

Communications of the IIMA

Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize accounting transactions in the same way the Internet revolutionized the collection and dissemination of information. Nonetheless, like the Internet, blockchain technology is a double-edged sword offering tremendous benefits but also drawbacks. The literature points to inadequacies in blockchain implementations, particularly when evaluating and selecting controls to help ensure an effective blockchain implementation in organizations. This research develops an approach that not only addresses the inadequacies identified in the literature, but also prompts organizations to a more precise evaluation and selection of controls to achieve effective blockchain implementation. The approach uses Desirability Functions to quantify …


Social Word Of Mouth Valence And Role Of Moderators: An Integrated Model Of Consumer Decision Making, Angshuman Ghosh Dr, Sanjeev Varshney Dr, Shabbirhusain R.V. Dr Jan 2022

Social Word Of Mouth Valence And Role Of Moderators: An Integrated Model Of Consumer Decision Making, Angshuman Ghosh Dr, Sanjeev Varshney Dr, Shabbirhusain R.V. Dr

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

The study aimed at coming up with an integrated model of consumer decision making that captures the impact of social media word of mouth (SWOM) on consumers’ decision influencing variables including perceived risk, its impact on attitude towards the brand, and eventually on intention to purchase. The integrated model incorporates the impact of SWOM message valence along with moderating role played by various source and receiver level characteristics on the variables mentioned above. Two experiments with between-subject factorial designs were conducted for testing the hypotheses. The first study had 128 participants divided into eight groups and their responses were collected …


Evaluating The Factors Influencing Alignment Of It And Business In A Cloud Computing Environment, Dr. Shailja Tripathi Jan 2022

Evaluating The Factors Influencing Alignment Of It And Business In A Cloud Computing Environment, Dr. Shailja Tripathi

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Aligning IT with business strategically is the recent area of attention among researchers and practitioners because of its potential impact on organizational performance. Currently, large numbers of enterprises are migrating towards cloud computing as on-premise implementation of Information technology (IT) infrastructure is expensive. The purpose of this research is to examine the factors that influence the alignment of IT and business in cloud computing environment. Therefore, this study used the Strategic Alignment Maturity (SAM) model as a framework to validate the evolution of IT-business alignment in a cloud computing platform. A questionnaire-based survey method was employed for data collection. The …


Will Products Liability Litigation Help Protect Iot Users From Cyber-Physical Attacks?, J Royce Fichtner, Troy J. Strader Jan 2022

Will Products Liability Litigation Help Protect Iot Users From Cyber-Physical Attacks?, J Royce Fichtner, Troy J. Strader

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

While there is an identifiable trend towards protecting consumers from data breaches and data misuses related to IoT devices through new legislation, new regulations, government enforcement actions, and private lawsuits, there has been little progress towards creating similar legally enforceable standards of care for “cyber-physical device security.” This article explores this underdeveloped area of academic inquiry into cyber-physical device security within the context of product liability litigation in the United States. The two questions addressed in this article are: (1) Have there been any successful products liability court decisions in the United States that have held IoT manufacturers liable for …


Applying Technology Acceptance Model To Measure Online Student Residential Management Software Acceptance, Maka Siwale Jan 2022

Applying Technology Acceptance Model To Measure Online Student Residential Management Software Acceptance, Maka Siwale

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

The purpose of this study is to apply the technology acceptance model developed by Davis (1989) to examine the acceptance of online-based Student Residential Management Software by university on-campus housing student residents. The study examines students’ experience of using online-based software, which is believed to influence the perceived ease of use, the perceived usefulness and the behavioural intention to use such software. The results of this study were then compared to the findings of other past studies that had applied and/or tested TAM. The study participants were selected from a university in Western Australia that had implemented Student Residential Management …


Understanding Challenges And Solutions With Systemigrams: Application To Electronic Medical Record Systems, Amit Malhan, Laquanda L. Johnson, Robert Pavur Jan 2022

Understanding Challenges And Solutions With Systemigrams: Application To Electronic Medical Record Systems, Amit Malhan, Laquanda L. Johnson, Robert Pavur

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

The medical field is becoming bigger and more complex in the 21st century, diseases both emergent and re-emergent are on the rise and are costing lives around the world. Evolution of many diseases has made people find a reason to seek medical care in healthcare centers. This has led to increased development of health care facilities as peoples’ urge to get quality diagnosis and treatment rises. However, in the past patients ended up waiting a long time in their efforts to obtain these services. These wait times were due to the lack of proper documentation and recording of the personal …


Determinants Of Students’ Intention To Learn Cloud Computing, Charles Changchit, Robert Cutshall, Chuleeporn Changchit Jan 2022

Determinants Of Students’ Intention To Learn Cloud Computing, Charles Changchit, Robert Cutshall, Chuleeporn Changchit

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

The explosive growth of data and frequent application updates along with the increasing need to access data and/or applications from multiple locations has resulted in a need to improve the way data and applications are stored and served. Such a need has forced both companies and academic institutions to pay attention to cloud computing technology. Since education is a driving force for the continuous improvement of cloud computing, this study aims at identifying the factors that influence college students’ intention to learn about cloud computing technology. Specifically, the research question focuses on determining which factors drive students’ intention to learn …


How Do Aspects Of Chain Restaurants Affect The Overall Rating: Trip-Advisor Multi-Dimensional Rating System Analysis, Yuanyuan Gao, Anqi Xu Jan 2022

How Do Aspects Of Chain Restaurants Affect The Overall Rating: Trip-Advisor Multi-Dimensional Rating System Analysis, Yuanyuan Gao, Anqi Xu

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

In this study, we analyze the aspect ratings and overall ratings of chain restaurants retrieved from the TripAdvisor multi-dimensional rating system. We gain aspect ratings including food aspect rating, value aspect rating, service aspect rating, and atmosphere aspect rating and their corresponding overall restaurant rating from individual reviews and each restaurant. We build three econometric models to examine how overall rating is affected and found that the food aspect has a significant positive impact on the overall rating. Another interesting finding of our analysis is that the service aspect negatively affects the overall rating. This is explainable under the chain …


E-Payment Adoption In Saudi Arabia, Alexander N. Chen, Joseph Y. Thomas, Mark E. Mcmurtrey Ph.D., Michael E. Ellis Jan 2022

E-Payment Adoption In Saudi Arabia, Alexander N. Chen, Joseph Y. Thomas, Mark E. Mcmurtrey Ph.D., Michael E. Ellis

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Internet technology has influenced banking systems because of its capability to enhance the performance of financial operations. Several factors influence the adoption of new technology within the financial industry. Namely the customers’ perception of benefit, quality, Ease of Use, Security, Self-Efficacy, and Trust. However, various cultures and geopolitical issues influence technology adoption and are therefore worth further study. This paper focuses on the factors that influence the behaviors of Saudi Arabians and their adoption of e-payment systems. The paper shows the fundamental discoveries of an investigation examining the dispersion and the adoption of e-payment technology in …


Jitim Front Cover Vol 31 1 2022 Jan 2022

Jitim Front Cover Vol 31 1 2022

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Table of Content JITIM Vol 31. issue 1, 2022


Examining Factors Influencing Intention To Use M-Health Applications For Promoting Healthier Life Among Smartphone Users In Tanzania, Herman Mandari, Mahija Yahaya Jan 2022

Examining Factors Influencing Intention To Use M-Health Applications For Promoting Healthier Life Among Smartphone Users In Tanzania, Herman Mandari, Mahija Yahaya

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Deaths related with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have recently increases, similarly, development of mobile technologies have paved a way in which Smartphone users can use m-health applications to address high level of sedentary behaviours that relates to negative health consequences. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine factors which may influence generation Y who are Smartphone users to adopt m-health applications in controlling NCDs in Tanzania. TAM theory was extended with awareness, trust and perceived cost to develop a research conceptual model of this study. Google form was used to developed online questionnaire which was distributed through social media platforms to …


Evolution And Diffusion Of Icts In The Indian Railways: A Historical Analysis, Ramesh Subramanian Jan 2022

Evolution And Diffusion Of Icts In The Indian Railways: A Historical Analysis, Ramesh Subramanian

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

The Indian Railway system is one of the largest socio-technical systems in the world. It has existed for over 160 years, starting from the British Colonial times. It continues to play a critical role in present-day India. It’s continued functioning is dependent not only on the personnel who are employed in the railways, but also the technologies that go into the system. A critical technology in the functioning of the railway system is information and communications technologies (ICTs). ICTs are deployed in almost every facet of the railway system. But these ICTs did not manifest themselves recently. They have been …


Editorial Board Memberships: A Report On The Status Of The Leading Information Systems Journals, Erastus Karanja, Alisha D. Malloy Jan 2022

Editorial Board Memberships: A Report On The Status Of The Leading Information Systems Journals, Erastus Karanja, Alisha D. Malloy

Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Research journals play a significant role in the generation, dissemination, and sharing of knowledge in an academic discipline. To a great extent, the editorial board members of these research journals manage and control the generation, dissemination, and sharing of knowledge. They also act as policymakers, gatekeepers, and trendsetters. In their latter roles, editorial board members can influence several factors in a discipline; namely, the research topics, the research methods, the research scope, and whose articles are published. The primary goal of this study is to investigate and report on the status of the editorial boards memberships in a set of …