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Modeling web search : preliminary results

Du, Jia T. & Spink, Amanda H. (2009) Modeling web search : preliminary results. In Grove, Andrew (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology : Thriving on Diversity - Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World, American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver.

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Abstract

This paper reports preliminary results from a study modeling the interplay between multitasking, cognitive coordination, and cognitive shifts during Web search. Study participants conducted three Web searches on personal information problems. Data collection techniques included pre- and post-search questionnaires; think-aloud protocols, Web search logs, observation, and post-search interviews. Key findings include: (1) users Web searches included multitasking, cognitive shifting and cognitive coordination processes, (2) cognitive coordination is the hinge linking multitasking and cognitive shifting that enables Web search construction, (3) cognitive shift levels determine the process of cognitive coordination, and (4) cognitive coordination is interplay of task, mechanism and strategy levels that underpin multitasking and task switching. An initial model depicts the interplay between multitasking, cognitive coordination, and cognitive shifts during Web search. Implications of the findings and further research are also discussed.

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ID Code: 29096
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: The contents of that proceedings can be freely accessed via the conference website (see Official URL)
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Keywords: Web Search Behaviour, Interactive Information Retrieval, Cognitive, Multitasking, Cognitive Coordination, Cognitive Shifts
ISBN: 0877155410
ISSN: 0044-7870
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Human Information Behaviour (080703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2009 08:37
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:59

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