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Composite indicators of a knowledge society: triangulation of experts interviews and factor analyses

Abdul Hamid, Norsiah and Ishak, Mohd Sobhi and Yusof, Norhafezah and Badioze Zaman, Halimah (2017) Composite indicators of a knowledge society: triangulation of experts interviews and factor analyses. In: Emerging Trends in the Development and Application of Composite Indicators. IGI Global, pp. 72-97. ISBN 9781522507147

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The concept of Knowledge Society (KS) began due to recognition of the importance of knowledge and information in the development of a society.This chapter proposes a holistic view of knowledge society based on the development of composite indicators in nine different dimensions.The objective of the study is to propose a multi-dimensional approach comprising human capital, ICT, spirituality, economy, social, institutional and sustainability as determinants towards achieving a KS. These dimensions are discussed in-depth by the experts in semi-structured interviews and also validated by using Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA).The semi-structured interview data are presented in a verbatim manner so as to provide readers with in-depth feedback from the experts, while the EFA and CFA results of composite indicators are presented in graphics.Thus, this chapter contributes to the understanding of composite indicators of a knowledge society which can then be used by policy makers for future policy-making decision.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Dr. Norsiah Abdul Hamid
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 04:23
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2017 07:41
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20656

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