ERIC Number: ED448704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Toward a Standardized Internet Measurement.
Chen, Hsiang; Tan, Zixiang
This paper investigates measurement issues related to elements of the Internet and calls for a standardized measuring scheme to resolve the problem of the measurement. The dilemmas in measuring the elements of the Internet are identified, and previous studies are reviewed. Elements of the Internet are categorized into population, usage, protocol flow, hardware, software, traffic, and visitors. The paper proposes the following four criteria in measuring the elements of the Internet as the guidelines for Internet research: (1) validity and reliability check; (2) continuation of data collection; (3) a period of data collection limited to days, not months; and (4) a methodology that accommodates multiple users' needs and answers multiple questions. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: WebNet 99 World Conference on the WWW and Internet Proceedings (Honolulu, Hawaii, October 24-30, 1999); see IR 020 454.