Overview of dataset
The data for this study was downloaded from UCI Machine Learning Repository, donated by Meseguer-Artola et al. (2016) and has been used in their research with the title: Factors That Influence the Teaching Use of Wikipedia in Higher Education. The information in the dataset needed for this tutorial has been defined below.
The following survey items were measured on a five-point Likert scale ranging from strongly disagree /never (1) to strongly agree / always (5) with a brief definition of their constructs.
Perceived Ease of Use:
The degree to which an individual believes that using Wikipedia resources will be free from effort.
PEU1: Wikipedia is user-friendly
PEU2: It is easy to find in Wikipedia the information you seek
PEU3: It is easy to add or edit information in Wikipedia
Quality of Wikipedia:
Perceived quality of the information in Wikipedia.
QU1: Articles in Wikipedia are reliable
QU2: Articles in Wikipedia are updated
QU3: Articles in Wikipedia are comprehensive
QU4: In my area of expertise, Wikipedia has a lower quality than other educational resources
QU5: I trust in the editing system of Wikipedia
The degree to which an individual considers it important to participate in open collaborative environments.
SA1: It is important to share academic content in open platforms
SA2: It is important to publish research results in other media than academic journals or books
SA3: It is important that students become familiar with online collaborative environments
Relates to how an individual uses the information gained from Wikipedia.
USE1: I use Wikipedia to develop my teaching materials
USE2: I use Wikipedia as a platform to develop educational activities with students
USE3: I recommend my students to use Wikipedia
USE4: I recommend my colleagues to use Wikipedia
USE5: I agree my students use Wikipedia in my courses
The degree to which an individual is motivated to use Wikipedia
INC1: To design educational activities using Wikipedia, it would be helpful: a best practices guide
INC2: To design educational activities using Wikipedia, it would be helpful: getting instruction from a colleague
INC3: To design educational activities using Wikipedia, it would be helpful: getting specific training
INC4: To design educational activities using Wikipedia, it would be helpful: greater institutional recognition
Meseguer-Artola,A., Aibar, E., Llados, J., Minguillon, J., & Lerga, M. (2016). Factors that influence the teaching use of W ikipedia in higher education. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(5), 1224-1232.