Academic journal article JITTA : Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application

Editorial: Second Generation Statistical Techniques

Academic journal article JITTA : Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application

Editorial: Second Generation Statistical Techniques

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EDITORIAL NEWS

This issue completes our eleventh volume and our second year as a journal of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). In the last two years, our editorial board has also been working hard to get submissions processed on time. We are proud to report that the average turnaround time for the manuscripts has been 83.5 days. For this achievement our thanks go to the senior editors of the journal and our dedicated reviewers. There have also been interesting events regarding the AIS and the administration of the journal. The publication committee of the AIS with leadership of Prof. Kalle Lyytinen as the vice president of publications has appointed a new governing board for the journal. The governing board supervises the journal and its operations. The members are Professors Ken Peffers, Rajiv Kishore, Lars Mathiassen, Dough Vogel, and the AIS vice president of publications, currently Prof. Kalle Lyytinen.

THE CURRENT ISSUE

In this issue, we publish two articles that study different aspects of second generation statistical techniques. The first article presents a review and analysis of second generation statistical techniques (Gerow et al. 2010). The authors refer to partial least square (PLS), maximum likelihood (ML), and other structural equation modeling (SEM) techniques as second generation techniques. The authors reviewed Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Information Systems Research (ISR), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), and Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) articles published between 1990 and 2008. This effort resulted in a list of 265 articles that used regression or structural equation modeling (including partial least squares) as part of the research methodology. According to the article, the adoption of these techniques has been primarily driven by rational choice. …

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