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Use of a Mobile-Based Decision Support System in Agriculture

Title: The Use of a Mobile-Based Decision Support System in Agriculture: An Interpretive Case Study in Southwest and Central Bangladesh.
Name(s): Ismail, Omar S., author
School of Communication
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this research is to investigate the factors influencing the adoption of a new mobile-based decision support system among farmers in rural Bangladesh. A Decision Support System (DSS) is an area of the Information System (IS) discipline that focuses "on supporting and improving managerial decision-making" (Arnott and Pervan 658). This study is an interpretive case study exploring the adoption of a mobile-based DSS for accessing agricultural information in a rural context. Research questions are: 1) How do the end-users (farmers and extension officers) define the system to be useful in their work? 2) Is it easy for farmers to use the mobile application for farming? Conversely, are the applications creating complexity in their normal duties? 3) What are the factors playing an important role in using the decision support system? 4) How essential are the facilities provided by the agency in using the decision support system. Alongside the analysis of recent documents, the data collection process includes interviews and focus group discussions with farmers and extension workers, and participant observation. The outcome of this research will be a qualitative assessment of a decision support system in the context of rural Bangladesh. This study can help to determine the future variables that can help future researchers to consider for quantitative study. Also, the case study helps to draw a richer picture of the use of a mobile-based DSS in a rural environment.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0569 (IID)
Keywords: Bangladesh, Case Study, Agriculture, Decision Support System, ICT, Information and Communication Technology
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the School of Communication in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: November 2, 2015.
Subject(s): Communication and technology
Digital media
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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