A prototype empirical framework of intrinsic and extrinsic EERQI indicators

A.J. Mooij

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    The research question is: What do statistical analyses show us about the relationships between intrinsic and extrinsic indicators of quality and what does this mean when constructing a prototype EERQI framework? The pilot study involved the scoring on both intrinsic and extrinsic indica-tors for 177 research documents or articles written by 268 authors. Intrinsic data were gathered by peer review and extrinsic data were collected from the Internet. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) resulted in a measurement model contain-ing three intrinsic and two extrinsic latent factors. There are significant correlations between the intrinsic latent factors and between the extrinsic latent factors; however, no significant correlations have been found between intrinsic and ex-trinsic factors. This outcome underlines the notion that intrinsic indicators may add specific quality information to an EERQI prototype that consists solely of extrinsic indicators, and vice versa. Testing by means of a structural model re-vealed that the more a reviewed document is related to the reviewer’s own area of research, the higher the score the reviewer gives the document with respect to 1) significance, originality and consistency and 2) methodological adequacy. No relationships were found between the reviewer’s own area of research and the extrinsic latent factors. These effects on the two intrinsic latent factors indicate that there may be some subjective evaluation bias in peer reviewing. The conclusion is that the outcomes of the statistical analyses seem plausible and support the validity of the conceptual framework. An initial prototype EERQI framework has been constructed, which is in line with the main goal of the EERQI project. Although the pilot had some methodological limitations, the present empirical outcomes are promising for future EERQI developmental and research activities, which could, for example, also integrate semantic latent factors and indicators.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAssessing quality in European educational research
    Subtitle of host publicationIndicators and approaches
    EditorsIngrid Gogolin, Fredrik Åström, Antje Hansen
    Place of PublicationWiesbaden
    PublisherSpringer VS
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9783658059699
    ISBN (Print)9783658059682
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Intrinsic indicators
    • Extrinsic indicators
    • EERQI
    • Confirmatory Factor Analysis
    • Structural modelling
    • Prototype framework


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