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The Development and Validation of Data Transformat

  • Phelim Murnion
  • Claire Lally
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Abstract

The core functions of information technology — data storage, data processing and data retrieval — have become part of the basic infrastructure of business. Justification for the advantages of computing technology has moved from a data processing approach to a business-driven approach. Data Warehousing is a concept that supports this business-driven approach. The primary objective of a data warehouse is to facilitate management in the decision-making process. This is achieved by turning raw operational data into strategic information for decision making. Quality assurance is an important area of decision making in higher education. Data warehousing offers the possibility of utilising the large quantities of detailed student data held by institutions of higher education to support decision making in the quality assurance area. This chapter (the major thesis for a Masters Degree in Information Systems) describes work in progress on an investigation into data warehousing using student data.

Keywords

Quality Assurance Data Warehouse Transformation Function Business Intelligence Educational Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phelim Murnion
  • Claire Lally
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  1. 1.School of BusinessGalway Mayo Institute of TechnologyIreland

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