Metric analysis of the information visibility and diffusion about the European Higher Education Area on Spanish university websites.
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Pinto, M. ; Sales, D. ; Doucet, A.-V.; Fernández-Ramos, A. ; Guerrero, D. Metric analysis of the information visibility and diffusion about the European Higher Education Area on Spanish university websites. En: Scientometrics. 2007, vol. 72, n.2, pp.345-370. [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/21607]
The purpose of the study proposed in this paper is to evaluate the Spanish public university websites dedicated to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). To do so, the quality of these resources has been analysed in the light of data provided by a series of indicators grouped in seven criteria, most of which were used to determine what information is made available and in what way. The criteria used in our analysis are: visibility, authority, updatedness, accesibility, correctness and completeness, quality assessment and navigability. All in all, the results allow us to carry out an overall diagnosis of the situation and also provide us with information about the situation at each university, thus revealing their main strengths, namely authority and navegability, and also their chief shortcomings: updatedness, accessibility and quality assessment. In this way it is possible to detect the best practices in each of the aspects evaluated so that they can serve as an example and guide for universities with greater deficiencies and thus help them to improve their EHEA websites.