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Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics
The purpose of this article is to describe our efforts to create a test of basic computer proficiency, examine its properties using parametric test scoring methods, and identify some antecedents and consequences that accompany differences in performance. We also consider how much insight people have into their level of knowledge by examining the relationship between our tested measure of computer knowledge and self-rated knowledge scores collected at the same time. This research also adds to the large body of existing empirical work on computer literacy in the student population, by looking at computer literacy in a more general sample of the Internet-using population. A further purpose of this research, as a result, is to make our dataset available for future research.
Bradlow, E.T., Hoch, S.J., & Hutchinson, J.W., An Assessment of Basic Computer Proficiency Among Active Internet Users: Test Construction, Calibrarion, Antecedents and Consequences, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics 27, no. 3: pp. 237-253. Copyright © 2002 American Educational Research Association. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
This is a pre-publication version. The final version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.3102/10769986027003237
calibration, computer proficiency, parametric test scoring
Bradlow, E. T., Hoch, S. J., & Hutchinson, J. W. (2002). An Assessment of Basic Computer Proficiency Among Active Internet Users: Test Construction, Calibration, Antecedents and Consequences. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 27 (3), 237-253. http://dx.doi.org/10.3102/10769986027003237
Date Posted: 15 June 2018
This document has been peer reviewed.