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A prescriptive knowledge visualization model for student performance based on Internet Use Behavior (IUB)

Shakiroh, Khamis (2023) A prescriptive knowledge visualization model for student performance based on Internet Use Behavior (IUB). Doctoral thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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The visualization and interpretation of the Internet usage data is one of the key elements to determine students’ Internet use behavior (IUB). The term IUB refers to online activities by the students. However, these processes have significant shortcomings in terms of cognitive and reasoning in prescriptive analytics for determining the impact of IUB on student performance. Therefore, this study aims to propose a Prescriptive Knowledge Visualization (PKV) model by using cognitive and reasoning components. This study employed a design science research methodology comprising four phases; problem definition, suggestion, development and evaluation. Initially, a content analysis was conducted to investigate the components of Knowledge Visualization in an educational context. The proposed model was constructed based on the content analysis results of three main components; Knowledge Visualization, prescriptive analytics and Internet use behavior (IUB). The underlying theory of PKV model was based on Prescriptive Knowledge Visualization Theory, Cognitive Load Theory and Decision-Making Theory. The model was then verified and accepted by domain experts. Subsequently, seven PKV model validation dimensions were put forward; complexity, visibility, flexibility, clarity, manageability, practicality and effectiveness. The model validation was conducted in three phases; expert review, usability testing and knowledge base evaluation. The findings indicate that the PKV model's evaluation results score the highest mean of 9.67 (out of 10) of all dimensions and indicate that the proposed PKV model is producing a knowledge base that can be inserted into the system and relevant in the education sector, particularly in supporting the decision process related to the improvement of student performance. Theoretically, this study contributes in enhancing the visualization and interpretation of data by using cognitive and reasoning components in prescriptive analytics. Besides, the proposed model enables decision makers in the educational domain to make meaningful decisions regarding Internet usage management.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Supervisor : Ahmad, Mazida and Ahmad, Azizah
Item ID: 10864
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prescriptive analytics, Knowledge Visualization, Internet use behavior, Student performance, Higher Learning Institution.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T58.5-58.64 Information technology
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2024 06:49
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2024 06:49
Department: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Art & Sciences
Name: Ahmad, Mazida and Ahmad, Azizah
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10864

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