Help required. Book review.
04-11-2012, 03:32 AM (This post was last modified: 04-11-2012 07:31 AM by DLJ.)
Help required. Book review.
Anybody got any spare time?
I know, silly question.
A mutual friend of ours (I'm sure you can work out who) is soon to publish a mighty tome.
I have offered to assist with the quality review but time is not on my side. No, I don't mean I'm dying, don't get your hopes up, but what with all the drunken debauchery, self-abuse and womanising... I guess I should spend less time on TTA but that's unthinkable.
I figured that if there were a few volunteers, we could take a chapter or two each and knock it out in no time (no, frankiej, that's not what I meant, I know how your mind works).
No need to be a content expert either cos mainly the objective is to check for typos and readability.
Ok, if you've read this far, I'm guessing you might be tempted so this is where I get technical (or detached, cold and unemotional if you agree with Ato's analysis (he's not wrong)).
Quality reviews can be approached with a number of different criteria in mind. If you have time and want to get involved, please state what kind of review you'd prefer to do and you'll get sent a chapter (or whatever you have time for) so please choose one or more review criteria from the list below:
The red ones are the most urgent i.e. Accuracy also includes e.g. correct use of English.
But from the quality of debate I've witnessed on TTA, there are many who could have a crack at e.g. Objectivity and Reputation.
Goals—The goals of information are divided into three sub-dimensions of quality:
1. Intrinsic quality:
– Accuracy —The extent to which information is correct and reliable
– Objectivity —The extent to which information is unbiased, unprejudiced and impartial
– Believability —The extent to which information is regarded as true and credible
– Reputation —The extent to which information is highly regarded in terms of its source or content
2. Contextual and representational quality (the extent to which information is applicable to the task of the information user and is presented in an intelligible and clear manner, recognising that information quality depends on the context of use). It includes:
– Relevancy —The extent to which information is applicable and helpful for the task at hand
– Completeness —The extent to which information is not missing and is of sufficient depth and breadth for the task at hand
– Currency —The extent to which information is sufficiently up to date for the task at hand
– Appropriate amount of information —The extent to which the volume of information is appropriate for the task at hand
– Concise representation —The extent to which information is compactly represented
– Consistent representation —The extent to which information is presented in the same format
– Interpretability —The extent to which information is in appropriate languages, symbols and units, with clear definitions
– Understandability —The extent to which information is easily comprehended
– Ease of manipulation —The extent to which information is easy to manipulate and apply to different tasks
3. Security/accessibility quality (not required this time)—The extent to which information is available or obtainable. It includes:
– Availability/timeliness —The extent to which information is available when required, or easily and quickly retrievable
– Restricted access —The extent to which access to information is restricted appropriately to authorised parties
For those that might ask "What's in it for me?" I say to thee, your reward shall be in heaven.
But if you ever get over to my neck of the woods I can offer ... well you can guess.
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