Analyzing the Influence of Certain Factors on the Acceptance of a Model-based Measurement Procedure in Practice

An Empirical Study

Condori-Fernández, N., Pastor, O.

Full automatic software measurement from conceptual models is now
accepted by academics, although take-up of these model-based measurement
procedures in practice by software practitioners has been slow. To encourage
acceptance in industry, an acceptance model for measurement procedures is
proposed, identifying a set of factors that influence perceived usefulness and
perceived ease of use when a user employs a measurement procedure.
Analyzing the results of an empirical study carried out with software
engineering academics, we find which factors have an influence on other
factors. Using regression analysis, certain factors are identified that affect
perceived usefulness and ease of use, and which in turn will affect intention to
use.

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