Object Oriented VS Structured Analysis and Design in System Development Courses
Aslina Saad1, Nguarije Hambira2, Harnani Mat Zin3, Rasyidi Johan4, Wang Shir Li5
1Aslina Saad, Department of Computing, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Malaysia.
2Nguarije Hambira, Department of Computing, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Malaysia.
3Harnani Mat Zin, Department of Computing, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Malaysia.
4Rasyidi Johan, Department of Computing, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Malaysia.
5Wang Shir Li, Department of Computing, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 27 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 November 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 November 2019 | PP: 82-88 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10140986S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1014.0986S319
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Abstract: Objectives: The main aim of this study was to investigate the factors that influence students’, academicians’, clients’, as well as developer’s preferences in choosing their preferred approach in system development, namely structured analysis design (SAD) or object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD). Methods: The research design was based on a survey methodology and a case study. For the survey, questionnaires were administered to 30 students and 38 academicians, who were randomly selected from several Malaysian universities. For the case study, the requirements of the information system were modeled and presented to several clients to elicit their feedback. The survey data were analyzed using SPSS Findings: The result shows that students preferred the use of OOAD approach, which clearly outnumbered those who preferred the SAD approach, which stood at 33%. Interestingly, the majority (53%) of academicians preferred the use of a mixture of both approaches. Likewise, the clients shared a similar view with the academicians, whereas the developer preferred the OOAD approach. Application/Improvements: Clearly, the findings suggest that both approaches are essential, but the one that is widely used by developers and preferred by students is OOAD, and thus should be given priority when it comes to structured analysis and design. As such, curriculum designers and institutions of higher learning, particularly those offering system analysis and design and related courses, should make the necessary changes to the existing curriculum such that the academic programs offered will be able to produce highly competent and skilled analysts and designers as required by the industry.
Keywords: Analysis and Design, Object Oriented, Structured System Development, Stakeholders’ Preference.
Scope of the Article: Predictive Analysis