Is quality of content a viable indicator for the evaluation of scientific e-commerce portals?

Carlson, Christopher N. Is quality of content a viable indicator for the evaluation of scientific e-commerce portals?, 2004 . In 3rd European Conference on Methodology for Business and Management Studies, Reading (United Kingdom), 29-30 April 2004. [Conference paper]


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Providers of scientific e-commerce portals frequently find standard usability criteria for evaluating e-commerce offerings insufficient, preferring instead to emphasize content quality as the principal determinant of portal usability. This paper proposes the thesis that it is demonstrably impossible to develop an objectively valid and/or universally accepted system of scientific indicators for the evaluation of e-commerce content quality.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: e-commerce, quality assurance, science portals, learning objects, usability guidelines, content quality
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services
Depositing user: Christopher N. Carlson
Date deposited: 17 Sep 2004
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:59


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