Web Survey Bibliography
Title Computer Literacy and Attitudes toward the Computer: On the Equivalence of Online- und Paper-Pencil-Assessments
Author Richter, T., Naumann, J., Noller, S.
Source In U.-D. Reips, B. Batinic, W. Bandilla, M. Bosnjak, L. Gräf, K. Moser, & A. Werner (Eds./Hrsg.), Current Internet science - trends, techniques, results. Aktuelle Online Forschung - Trends, Techniken, Ergebnisse. Zürich: Online Press.
Access date 26.08.2004
Abstract Conducting online-assessment of psychological variables one is faced with the question if and how the measurement is affected by the particular structure of this assessment method. A further problem consists in the (self-)selectivity of samples. In the present study, the equivalence of the online- and the paper-pencil-version of an instrument for the comprehensive assessment of computer literacy (declarative and procedural computer knowledge, self-confidence in using the computer and familiarity with computer applications) and attitudes toward the computer was tested. For that purpose comparisons between four different samples were conducted: one sample of WWW-users (n1 = 51), one sample of university undergraduates who responded online but in a standardized test situation (n2 = 25), one sample of student users of university computer pools (n3 = 52), and one sample of university undergraduates (n4 = 104) who both filled in the paper-pencil-version of the instrument. Although differences in the group means of some of the variables were found, both versions of the instrument can be regarded as equivalent in view of psychometric properties and scale intercorrelations. The results are interpreted in the light of the composition of the subsamples. General consequences for the design of equivalence studies are discussed.
Year of publication1999
Bibliographic typeBook section
Web Survey Bibliography - In U.-D. Reips, B. Batinic, W. Bandilla, M. Bosnjak, L. Gräf, K. Moser, & A. Werner (Eds./Hrsg.), Current Internet science - trends, techniques, results. Aktuelle Online Forschung - Trends, Techniken, Ergebnisse. Zürich: Online Press. (16)
- Online-replication of results from evolutionary psychology research – sex differences in sexual...; 1999; Voracek, M., Stieger, S., Gindl, A.
- The Image and Experience of Internet; 1999; Epple, M., Guenoun, R., Schäfer, J., Cantoni, L.
- Online research with children; 1999; Reips, U. -D.
- Computer Literacy and Attitudes toward the Computer: On the Equivalence of Online- und Paper-Pencil-...; 1999; Richter, T., Naumann, J., Noller, S.
- The Computer as a Medium for Media Integration. Results and Experiences of an international online and...; 1999; Beck, K., Raulfs, Al.
- Conjoint analysis of individual preferences over the Internet; 1999; Melles, T., Luzar, M.
- How Do Web Communicators Work?; 1999; Rossler, P., Kloevekorn, N., Rebuzzi, T.
- Conception and Implementation of the Siemens Employee Survey with Continuous Immediate Valuation through...; 1999; Bauer, W., Hauptmann, C.
- Employee-surveys via intranet; 1999; Deutschmann, M.,
- Communicability of Emotions in Computer-mediated Communication; 1999; Hartig, J., Jude, N., Moosbrugger, H.
- Multimedia in professional education within companies - status-quo and development; 1999; Doebler, T., Dold, C., Stark, B.
- Online Research - Acceptability and prevalence; 1999; Spintig, S.
- Online-Offline. A theoretical Approach to define a crucial Category of Online Research; 1999; Berker, T.
- An empirical comparison of traditional and web-based experimental survey administration: Could it be...; 1999; Frey, B.F.
- Ethical decision making in business: A comparison between New Zealand decision makers and a World Wide...; 1999; Frey, B.F.