Accession Number : ADA188850

Title :   Management Information Systems Design Implications: The Effect of Cognitive Style and Information Presentation on Problem Solving.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Eric A

PDF Url : ADA188850

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The objective of this research was to identify a relationship between psychological type and mode of presentation of information. The type theory developed by Carl Jung and operationalized by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was used to identify psychological type. The information presentation data were collected through an Information Presentation Mode Survey. The population studied was graduate students at the Air Force Institute of Technology. The results of the MBTI were combined to show cognitive style. The Information Presentation Mode Survey gathered data regarding accuracy, efficiency and preference rankings for seven different modes of presentation of data. The statistical analyses showed no relationship between personality type and presentation mode, however sample size made analysis difficult. Trends evident in the data suggested that personality type and presentation modes were related.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *PROBLEM SOLVING, AIR FORCE, PERSONALITY, PSYCHOLOGY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SURVEYS, THESES, PSYCHOMETRICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE