Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 15

Volume 15 Number 4, Pages 427-436

Winter 2004

Spreadsheet Knowledge: Measuring What User Developers Know

Jane Klobas
University of Western Australia
Nedlands, WA 6909, Australia

Tanya McGill
Murdoch University
Murdoch, WA 6150, Australia

Abstract: Spreadsheets are frequently used to conduct analyses using organizational data. Spreadsheets, however, frequently contain errors and these affect the quality of the analyses performed by the users who develop their own spreadsheets. This paper describes the development of a diagnostic test for spreadsheet knowledge. The test is designed to be used by individuals, teachers, trainers, and organizations to identify the spreadsheet development training needed by spreadsheet user developers and to examine the success of spreadsheet training programs. Reliability and validity of the test are reported.

Keywords: Spreadsheets, Spreadsheet knowledge, Training, Spreadsheet quality, End user development, End user computing

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Recommended Citation: Klobas, J. & McGill, T. (2004). Spreadsheet Knowledge: Measuring What User Developers Know. Journal of Information Systems Education, 15(4), 427-436.