A study of perceptions, usability and future adoption of an electoral database

Romina Laura Bot, Purdue University


In order to succeed, computational tools should be adopted and certainly used. Several studies suggest that individual's perceptions of usage might be antecedents to predict the adoption and acceptance of information technology innovations, even for learning environments and web-based systems. This research study intends to understand students and professors' perceptions regarding the usability and the innovative aspect of an electoral database, in order to explain their intention to adopt the solution as a learning tool for political scientists. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were followed to uncover the relationships between usability principles, innovation attributes and perceptions of usage. The results of the study provide new insight into the factors that contribute to the acceptance of the learning tool, and ultimately, to its actual use.




Springer, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Information Technology

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