The psychometric evaluation of educational intranets

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97953
Title:
The psychometric evaluation of educational intranets
Authors:
van Schaik, P. (Paul) ( 0000-0001-5322-6554 ) ; Ling, J. (Jonathan)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
van Schaik, P. and Ling, J. (2005) 'The psychometric evaluation of educational intranets', Journal of Educational Computing Research, 33 (1), pp.81-100.
Publisher:
Baywood Publishing
Journal:
Journal of Educational Computing Research
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97953
DOI:
10.2190/06M5-HUK3-02AL-R993
Abstract:
A major determinant of the success of educational intranet sites is their usability. In addition to measures of task performance and navigation behavior, psychometric instruments are used to evaluate usability and the quality of human-computer interaction more generally. However, there is a lack of validated instruments for the evaluation of sites. The aim of the present study was to establish the psychometric properties of scales for measuring the quality of interaction with educational intranets. In two experiments, undergraduates (n = 81 and n = 109, respectively) performed an information retrieval task using different versions of the same university intranet site. Psychometric properties of the instruments were analyzed. The quality of the scales is evaluated, recommendations for their use are given, and further research into the scales is outlined.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
human-computer iteraction; psychological tests; intranets; computer networks; factor analysis; information retrieval; psychometrics; college students
ISSN:
0735-6331
Rights:
Author can archive PDF subject to one year embargo. [Email from Editorial Assistant from Baywood publishing]
Citation Count:
1 [Scopus, 05/05/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorvan Schaik, P. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorLing, J. (Jonathan)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-05T08:12:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-05T08:12:51Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Educational Computing Research; 33(1):81-100en
dc.identifier.issn0735-6331-
dc.identifier.doi10.2190/06M5-HUK3-02AL-R993-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/97953-
dc.description.abstractA major determinant of the success of educational intranet sites is their usability. In addition to measures of task performance and navigation behavior, psychometric instruments are used to evaluate usability and the quality of human-computer interaction more generally. However, there is a lack of validated instruments for the evaluation of sites. The aim of the present study was to establish the psychometric properties of scales for measuring the quality of interaction with educational intranets. In two experiments, undergraduates (n = 81 and n = 109, respectively) performed an information retrieval task using different versions of the same university intranet site. Psychometric properties of the instruments were analyzed. The quality of the scales is evaluated, recommendations for their use are given, and further research into the scales is outlined.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBaywood Publishingen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive PDF subject to one year embargo. [Email from Editorial Assistant from Baywood publishing]en
dc.subjecthuman-computer iteractionen
dc.subjectpsychological testsen
dc.subjectintranetsen
dc.subjectcomputer networksen
dc.subjectfactor analysisen
dc.subjectinformation retrievalen
dc.subjectpsychometricsen
dc.subjectcollege studentsen
dc.titleThe psychometric evaluation of educational intranetsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Educational Computing Researchen
ref.citationcount1 [Scopus, 05/05/2010]en
or.citation.harvardvan Schaik, P. and Ling, J. (2005) 'The psychometric evaluation of educational intranets', Journal of Educational Computing Research, 33 (1), pp.81-100.en
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