Los sitios web académicos con información de postgrado: herramientas para su evaluación / Postgraduate studies websites: a framework for evaluating

Olvera-Lobo, María-Dolores and Aguilar-Soto, María Los sitios web académicos con información de postgrado: herramientas para su evaluación / Postgraduate studies websites: a framework for evaluating. Investigación bibliotecológica, 2011, vol. 25, n. 53, pp. 31-57. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

This paper proposes two tools for evaluating the quality of information on postgraduate studies websites, while providing for both objective and subjective approaches to the evaluation process. On one hand, a checklist of accessibly levels, for use with Weblink Validator, W3C markup validation service and TAW, has been developed. This is complemented by questionnaire instrument, designed and field tested to assess qualitative aspects of the target websites. These tools have been field tested on postgraduate websites that enjoy Quality Mention (MC) from universities in Andalusia, Spain; and the data complied was analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The results of these analyses yield acceptable quality values for these websites, while revealing several common flaws. A university website ranking and a website domain ranking have also been developed. The distinct quality levels of these websites are reported in cluster and principle component analyses.

Spanish abstract

Este trabajo diseña y desarrolla dos nuevas herramientas adaptadas específicamente para la evaluación de sitios web de estudios de postgrado desde una perspectiva objetiva -mediante una checklist y utilizando aplicaciones como Weblink Validator, W3C markup validator y TAW- y subjetiva -a través de un cuestionario−. Estas herramientas se han aplicado a sitios web de Programas Oficiales de Postgrado con Mención de Calidad -distinción otorgada por el Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia de España-. El análisis y procesamiento de los datos se ha realizado con el paquete estadístico SPSS. Los resultados muestran valores aceptables para los sitios web analizados aunque tienen algunos defectos comunes. Se constata la existencia de varios niveles de calidad de tales sitios, tal como se pone de manifiesto tanto en el análisis de cluster como en el de componentes principales o PCA.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Programas Oficiales de Postgrado; Evaluación de sitios web; Evaluación de información; Sitios web académicos/Postgraduate studies; Website evaluation; Information evaluation; Academic web sites.
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Maria Dolores/ M.D. Olvera Lobo
Date deposited: 23 Jul 2018 15:16
Last modified: 23 Jul 2018 15:16
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/32922


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