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Differential Feature-Cost Analysis of Seventeen Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems

Title: A Differential Feature-Cost Analysis of Seventeen Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems: Technical Report Number 10 .
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Name(s): Sampson, James P, author
Reardon, Robert C, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Technical Report
Date Issued: 1998-07-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The primary purpose of this study is to highlight similarities and differences among seventeen computer-assisted career guidance (CACG) systems so that practitioners, CACG system developers, policy makers, and researchers may make informed decisions concerning such systems. The specific CACG systems included in this analysis are: 1) Career & College Quest (Peterson’s, 1997), 2) Career Futures (Careerware: ISM Systems Corporation, 1997), 3) the Career Information System (University of Oregon, 1997), 4) Career Perspectives (Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc., 1997), 5) CareerView (Hobsons Digital Media, Inc., 1997), 6) Career Visions (Career Development Systems, LLC - Licensed from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997), 7) Choices (Careerware: ISM Systems Corporation, 1997), 8) Choices CT [for Adults in Career Transitions (Careerware: ISM Systems Corporation, 1997)], 9) C-LECT (Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc., 1997), 10) COIN Career Guidance System (COIN Educational Products, 1997), 11) DISCOVER (Windows) (ACT, Inc, 1997), 12) DISCOVER (DOS) (ACT, Inc, 1997), 13) DISCOVER (CD-i) (ACT, Inc, 1997), 14) FOCUS II (Career Dimensions, Inc., 1997), 15) GIS 3.0 (Guidance Information System) (Riverside Publishing Company, 1994), 16) SIGI PLUS (Educational Testing Service, 1997), 17) VISIONS PLUS (ACT, Inc, 1997). For the purposes of this analysis, features include: 1) system content, 2) user friendliness, and 3) support materials and services available from the developer, while costs include: 1) license fees, and 2) support materials. The data presented in this analysis were gathered from CACG software use, support materials provided by the developers, and telephone interviews with the developers. The integration of differential feature-cost analyses into the process of software selection is also discussed. A secondary purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive description of the seventeen CACG systems included in this analysis by: 1) identifying state, territory, and city-specific availability of occupational information in the CACG systems, 2) identifying the country location, geographic data base origin, and language for each system, 3) identifying the developers of each system, and 4) identifying further sources of information on the design and use of each CACG system (as well as CACG systems in general).
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525886641_1f07c4e7 (IID), 10.17125/fsu.1525886641 (DOI)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525886641_1f07c4e7
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Sampson, J. P., & Reardon, R. C. (1998). A Differential Feature-Cost Analysis of Seventeen Computer-Assisted Career Guidance Systems: Technical Report Number 10 . Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525886641_1f07c4e7