To gain an in-depth understanding and provide direction to governments on their quality measurement practices related to open government data (OGD), this paper aims to develop a common frame of reference for quality assessment of OGD.
Qualitative meta-synthesis was used to synthesize previous studies on the quality measurement of OGD. This paper applies a meta-synthesis approach to integrate 10 qualitative studies into a common frame of reference for quality assessment of OGD.
Based on a seven-step meta-synthesis, the paper proposes a common frame of reference for quality assessment of OGD, which includes six indicators, namely, accuracy, accessibility, completeness, timeliness, consistency and understandability.
A common frame of reference for quality assessment of OGD will help researchers better understand the quality assessment of OGD and government agencies to improve the quality of OGD that they publish.
This paper supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2014WA07).
Zhang, H. and Xiao, J. (2019), "Quality assessment framework for open government data: Meta-synthesis of qualitative research, 2009-2019", The Electronic Library, Vol. 38 No. 2, pp. 209-222. https://doi.org/10.1108/EL-06-2019-0145
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