Reliability and validity test of a Scoring Rubric for Information Literacy

Jos van Helvoort (The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, The Netherlands)
Saskia Brand-Gruwel (Open Universiteit of The Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands)
Frank Huysmans (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Ellen Sjoer (The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, The Netherlands)

Journal of Documentation

ISSN: 0022-0418

Publication date: 13 March 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to measure reliability and validity of the Scoring Rubric for Information Literacy (Van Helvoort, 2010).

Design/methodology/approach

Percentages of agreement and Intraclass Correlation were used to describe interrater reliability. For the determination of construct validity factor analysis and reliability analysis were used. Criterion validity was calculated with Pearson correlations.

Findings

In the described case, the Scoring Rubric for Information Literacy appears to be a reliable and valid instrument for the assessment of information literate performance.

Originality/value

Reliability and validity are prerequisites to recommend a rubric for application. The results confirm that this Scoring Rubric for Information Literacy can be used in courses in higher education, not only for assessment purposes but also to foster learning.

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Citation

van Helvoort, J., Brand-Gruwel, S., Huysmans, F. and Sjoer, E. (2017), "Reliability and validity test of a Scoring Rubric for Information Literacy", Journal of Documentation, Vol. 73 No. 2, pp. 305-316. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-05-2016-0066

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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