Title: MEASURING THE INFORMATION SOCIETY - STATE OF THE ART OF THE "GRAND CHALLENGE"

Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 2
Year of Publication: 2011
Page Numbers: 314-331
Authors: Michal Golinski
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


The problem of measurement is the Achilles heel of the information society research. Despite, or possibly because of this reason, one can find a number of quantitative studies on the topic. In recent years, studies using composite indices gain broader media popularity. This paper presents the results of the analysis of most common composite indices used in information society research. It discusses the basic methodological issues as well as strengths and limitations of using such tools.