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Wu, Shengli; Zhang, Zhongmin; Xu, Chunlin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: Recently, the problem of diversification of search results has attracted a lot of attention in the information retrieval and Web search research community. For multi-faceted or ambiguous queries, a search engine is generally favoured if it is able to identify relevant documents on a wider range of different aspects. Method: We…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Information Retrieval, Search Strategies
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Rutter, Sophie; Clough, Paul D.; Toms, Elaine G. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction: This study provides insights into the talk (defined here as any verbal utterances issued during a search activity) that children (ages 10 and 11) engage in when finding information on the Internet for two teacher-assigned tasks with different search goals: a specific item task where the goal is to find particular information, and a…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Search Strategies, Online Searching, Internet
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Yilma, Tesfahun Melese; Inthiran, Anushia; Reidpath, Daniel D.; Orimaye, Sylvester Olubolu – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2019
Introduction. This paper deals with the impact of contextual features, such as sex, age, mother tongue, health status, health literacy, Internet use experience, and frequency of health information seeking on health information searching. Method. An interactive information retrieval approach was used to study users' searching behaviour. An online…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Health, Online Searching, Online Surveys
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Lee, Hanseul Stephanie – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This study examined health-related information needs, seeking, and source preferences between two distinct groups of mothers--U.S. mothers and immigrant Korean mothers in the U.S.A. Method: Using non-probability sampling, data were collected from five online communities through an online survey; 480 completed responses were used for…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Access to Information, Mothers, Immigrants
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Salehi, Sara; Du, Jia Tina; Ashman, Helen – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Students increasingly depend on Web search for educational purposes. This causes concerns among education providers as some evidence indicates that in higher education, the disadvantages of Web search and personalised information are not justified by the benefits. Method: One hundred and twenty university students were surveyed about…
Descriptors: Internet, Search Engines, Information Seeking, College Students
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Schultheiß, Sebastian; Sünkler, Sebastian; Lewandowski, Dirk – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to replicate a study from 2007, which found that student users trust in Google's ability to rank results more than in their own relevance judgements. Method: In a between-subjects experiment using eye-tracking methodology, participants (n=25) worked on search tasks where the results ranking on search…
Descriptors: Internet, Eye Movements, Online Searching, Web Sites
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Du, Jia Tina; Haines, Jelina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This paper reports the first stage of an ongoing information behaviour research project undertaken with a rural Indigenous community in South Australia. Method: Twenty-one Ngarrindjeri volunteers participated in the field study. Permission was granted and extensive community consultations were conducted. Analysis: Questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Behavior, Internet
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Hsiao, Bo; Zhu, Yu-Qian; Chen, Li-Yueh – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Previous research has identified Internet anxiety and Internet identification as two important factors that predict usage and experience on the Internet. However, little is known about the relationship between them. This research aimed to untangle the relationship between Internet anxiety and Internet identification, and to…
Descriptors: Correlation, Internet, Anxiety, Identification (Psychology)
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Saarti, Jarmo; Tuominen, Kimmo – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Even though the current publishing model is based on digital dissemination, it still utilizes some of the basic principles of printed culture. Recently a policy emphasis towards open access has been set for publicly funded research. This paper reports on a study of the practices, business models and values linked with scholarly…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Electronic Publishing, Open Source Technology
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Yoon, JungWon; Huang, Hong; Soojung Kim – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: This study investigated trends in the health information-seeking behaviour of the U.S. foreign-born population over a ten-year period and examined whether health information disparities between this population and native-born citizens have decreased. Method: Data were collected from six iterations of the Health Information National…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Trend Analysis, National Surveys, Health
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Weinberger, Maor; Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Maayan; Bouhnik, Dan – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: In this exploratory study, we proposed an experimental framework to investigate and model male/female differences in attitudes towards online privacy and anonymity among Israeli students. Our aim was to comparatively model men and women's online privacy attitudes, and to assess the online privacy gender gap. Method: Various factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gender Differences, Student Attitudes
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Neuman, Yrsa; Laakso, Mikael – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2017
Introduction: Open access, the notion that research output, such as journal articles, should be freely accessible to readers on the Web, is arguably in the best interest of science. In this article, we (1) describe in-depth how a society-owned philosophy journal, "Nordic Wittgenstein Review," evaluated various publishing models and made…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Periodicals, Philosophy, Access to Information
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Kim, Kyung­-Sun; Sin, Sei­-Ching Joanna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Social media are increasingly popular and emerging as important information sources. The study investigates how users' sex and problem-solving style affect their use and evaluation of social media in two contexts. Method: A Web survey including the problem solving inventory (problem solving inventory) was used to collect data. Over…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Information Seeking, Access to Information, Gender Differences
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Pontika, Nancy – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: The National Institutes of Health public access policy requires the principal investigators of any Institutes-funded research to submit their manuscript to PubMed Central, and the open access publisher Public Library of Science submits all articles to PubMed Central, irrespective of funder. Whether the investigators, who made the…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Public Libraries, Access to Information, Standards
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Cocciolo, Anthony – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study addresses the following research question: is the use of text on the World Wide Web declining? If so, when did it start declining, and by how much has it declined? Method: Web pages are downloaded from the Internet Archive for the years 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014, producing 600 captures of 100 prominent and…
Descriptors: Internet, Archives, Statistical Analysis, Layout (Publications)
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