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Berget, Gerd; Sandnes, Frode Eika – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: It has been suggested that cognitive characteristics may affect search. This study investigated how decoding abilities, short-term memory capacity and rapid automatised naming skills relate to query formulation. Method: A total of twenty dyslexic participants and twenty non-dyslexic controls completed four standardised cognitive…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Short Term Memory, Naming, Search Strategies
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Berget, Gerd; Sandnes, Frode Eika – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Few studies document the information searching behaviour of users with cognitive impairments. This paper therefore addresses the effect of dyslexia on information searching in a database with no tolerance for spelling errors and no query-building aids. The purpose was to identify effective search interface design guidelines that…
Descriptors: Databases, Online Searching, Dyslexia, Information Seeking