Application of intuitive fuzzy cognitive map to analyze the scenarios of knowledge assessment (Case study: Management Faculty Members of Yazd state universities)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management,Imam Javad University college,Yazd, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, Imam Javad University college,Yazd, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Management and accounting, University of Yazd, Iran



Objective: Each educational institution should redouble its efforts to maintain and measure knowledge in today's competitive market in order to identify and measure knowledge, so creating a mechanism that can analyze the dimensions of knowledge measurement of faculty members and examine related scenarios is the objectives of this study.
Methods: The present study is a practical, survey and descriptive research. Based on the logic of research, it’s a qualitative – qualitative research. The study population consists of all faculty members active in the state universities of Yazd province, which have theoretical knowledge or practical experience in the field of human capital management and education management. Among members of the population, 12 people were selected as samples based on the judgmental sampling method. In this study, fuzzy cognitive map method is used to analyze collected data.
Results: The results showed that in the model of measuring the knowledge of faculty members in universities of Iran, specialized skills are in the first place in terms of the degree of centrality. After that, managerial ability, applied scientific ability, basic scientific ability and skill in interaction and communication are in the next ranks
Conclusion: According to the output and input points, specialized skills were identified as the most effective dimension and managerial ability as the most effective dimension in measuring the knowledge of faculty members. Then, based on the centrality of each dimension of knowledge measurement, the scenario was developed and reviewed.


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