THE ANALYSIS PHASE
This chapter deals with the methods of research used, data gathering instruments, the analytical tools implied and the methods used in developing the system, justification of the method used and methods used for product evaluation. These research methods help the researchers to systematically design and develop the software.
Methods of Research used
The researchers made use of different methods of research that is important for this type of study and development.
Descriptive Method. The researchers have gathered data in conducting the research about Attendance Monitoring and Payroll System and analyzes the need of such system in IT Department of City Mayor Office. The interpretation of the gathered data would help the researchers in conducting through the analysis on the requirements of such a system. For the software project, the researchers will try to find out, if such a system would be useful for the IT Department of City Mayor’s Office and would it be accepted.
Data Gathering Instrument
During a research process, data’s should be collected, organized, classified and analyzed to help the researchers in the development process and enhance the system development. The researchers used the following instruments while gathering the required data for the development process:
Observation. It is essential for researchers to employ observation as one of the methods for data gathering. This method helps when certain data cannot be accessed or sourced through questionnaires or by other means. The researchers should do thorough observation of a particular existing system or documents of its own. Using this type of technique the researchers will be able to gather information that may be vital to the design and development of the system.
Informal Interview. In order to gather some vital information, informal interview is much needed. Informal interview is nothing but a casual type of interview, where the interviewer and the person