Evaluating procedure through calculating information accessibility coefficient should be done for each of the selected official websites belonging to government bodies within one Monitoring cycle.
Information accessibility ratings of official websites belonging to government bodies are formed by sorting them from top to bottom with descending the information accessibility coefficient. If two or more websites have the same value of information accessibility coefficient, they will share the rating position and will be placed in alphabetical order.
Forming the information accessibility rating of the official websites belonging to government bodies is the principle outcome of the Monitoring.
The authors of the methods assume that, in theory, any official website can reach the 100% openness coefficient. Mathematical operations like scaling, fitting, data correction (for information accessibility coefficients) should not be used in the rating. The results are ranged according to “pure” values of information accessibility coefficient. Procedures for excluding “outliers” are not used, either. The ranging scale is measured basing on the theoretical 100% value of the information accessibility coefficient IACoef (“a perfect website”), rather than from the existing maximum IACoef value for the given site category.
The ranging procedure shall be applied to all the official websites from the selected group. No official website (and no information accessibility coefficient value) can be excluded from the analyses for content, political or methodological reasons. Excluding any government bodies’ official websites from this group may deform the results and lead to mistrust to the whole research.
If a governmental body whose website was to be evaluated within the particular Monitoring, has no official website whatsoever, the information accessibility coefficient IACoef of this body given the value “0” with the rematch “no official website exists”. If there are a few bodies/regions with no official websites, they shall be placed at the bottom position of the rating and listed in alphabetical order.