A Methodology to Extract a New Set of Core Indicators of the Information Society

A Methodology to Extract a New Set of Core Indicators of the Information Society

P. Hanafizadeh (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran), M. Khodabakhshi (Isfahan University of Technology, Iran) and M. R. Hanafizadeh (Islamic Azad University, Iran)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/jitr.2009070105
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Abstract

Most contributions that have analyzed the information society complain about the lack of a more standardized and elaborated operationalization. In this article, a methodology is presented to extract the indicators that attempt to appropriately measure the information society and serve as the basis and standard for internationally comparable information society statistics. These indicators, which are called core indicators of the information society, are extracted by studying and analyzing 39 reputable information society and digital divide models and using content analysis, entropy method, Scree test, and Pareto analysis. The proposed methodology is developed as a reaction against the limitation of the non-existence of numerical values for some indicators in the majority of countries. Finally, comparing the global core indicators of the information society and the proposed ones, it reveals that the global core indicators of the information society have ignored two important dimensions: e-learning and networked world enablers.

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