Application of Rasch Model in Validating the Content of Measurement Instrument for Blog Quality

  • Zuhaira Muhammad Zain
  • Abdul Azim Abd Ghani
  • Rusli Abdullah
  • Rodziah Atan
  • Razali Yaakob
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-22191-0_11

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 180)
Cite this paper as:
Zain Z.M., Abd Ghani A.A., Abdullah R., Atan R., Yaakob R. (2011) Application of Rasch Model in Validating the Content of Measurement Instrument for Blog Quality. In: Zain J.M., Wan Mohd W.M.., El-Qawasmeh E. (eds) Software Engineering and Computer Systems. ICSECS 2011. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 180. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Research in blog quality is very crucial nowadays in order to have a good quality blog in the blogosphere. The blog quality criteria have been derived from a rigorous metadata analysis. Yet, these criteria have not been reviewed and their significance has not been proven systematically. In this paper, Rasch Model is applied to produce an empirical evidence of content validity of the blog quality criteria. This study confirms that the definitions of 11 families and the 49 criteria assigned have content validity by mean of online survey. These criteria will then be used as a basis of constructing the instrument to measure the acceptability of the criteria for blog quality.

Keywords

Blog quality content validity Rasch Model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zuhaira Muhammad Zain
    • 1
  • Abdul Azim Abd Ghani
    • 1
  • Rusli Abdullah
    • 1
  • Rodziah Atan
    • 1
  • Razali Yaakob
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information ScienceUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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