Nazli Goker, Mehtap Dursun



Comparative Mapping Framework for Evaluating Success Factors of ABET Accreditation

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The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) provides the accreditation of the tertiary education programs in the fields of applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and technology. Although ABET accreditation is voluntary, graduates of the ABET-accredited programs are considered as equivalent in knowledge, behaviours, and attitude with global standards. In this study, the factors that affect the success of ABET process are evaluated, and their importance weights are determined. Causal links among the factors, positive as well as negative relations between pair of criteria, and lack of crisp data lead to employ fuzzy cognitive map as an appropriate methodology to assess success factors of ABET process. The presence of hesitation in data led us to utilize intuitionistic fuzzy cognitive map (IFCM) technique to provide a comparative analysis. The application is illustrated through a case study, which is conducted in a university located in Turkey.


Fuzzy cognitive map, Intuitionistic fuzzy cognitive map, Education, Accreditation, ABET process, Success evaluation


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Nazli Goker, Mehtap Dursun. (2023) Comparative Mapping Framework for Evaluating Success Factors of ABET Accreditation. International Journal of Computers, 8, 53-58


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