Determining Trust Scope Attributes Using Goodness of Fit Test: A Survey

Titin Pramiyati, Iping Supriana, Ayu Purwarianti


Indonesian, as one of the countries with high number of internet users has the potential to serve as the place with great information resources. However, these resources must be accompanied by the availability of dependable information. Information trustworthiness can be obtained by assessing the confidence level (trust) of the source of information. This can be determined by using trust scope attributes. Hence, in this study, we intended to establish the trust scope attributes by means of utilizing the ones contained in the User Profile provided by social media; in this case Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Linkedin. We carried out the research by conducting four stages namely data collection, attributes grouping, attribute selection, and surveys. A survey was then distributed to 257 randomly selected respondents (divided into two clusters: civilians and military officers) to seek for their opinions in terms of what attributes were considered to be crucial in defining the believability of an information source. Chi-square Goodness of fit Test was conducted to compare observed data with data we would expect to obtain. The results of the research suggested that there was similar judgment in terms of dictating source of information trustworthiness chosen by the research participants with the attributes provided by trust scope category. In this research, both civilians and military officer clusters concurrently perceived that educational background was the most dependable attribute.

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