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DORA’s Research Program: 2021

In 2021, DORA did deep-dive investigations into security, reliability, documentation, and more. You can read the 2021 report here. Below are some of the analytical tools used in producing the report.

Structural Equation Model

The DORA research program uses structural equation modeling (SEM), a predictive statistical modeling technique used to test relationships. We utilize PLS-PM (partial least squares path modeling) for our analysis, for several reasons: it does not require assumptions of normality in the data, it is will suited to exploratory and incremental research, and the analysis optimizes for prediction of the dependent variable (vs. testing for model fit of the data). All paths shown in the SEM figures are p < .05.

Meet DORA's Research Team
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