Viewing online searching within a learning paradigm

Bernard Jansen, Brian Smith, Danielle L. Booth

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Abstract

In this research, we investigate whether one can model online searching as a learning paradigm. We examined the searching characteristics of 41 participants engaged in 246 searching tasks. We classified the searching tasks according to Anderson and Krathwohl's Taxonomy, an updated version of Bloom's taxonomy. Anderson and Krathwohl is a six level categorization of cognitive learning. Research results show that Applying takes the most searching effort as measured by queries per session and specific topics searched per sessions. The categories of Remembering and Understanding, which are lower-order learning levels, exhibit searching characteristics similar to the higher order categories of Evaluating and Creating. It seems that searchers rely primarily on their internal knowledge and use searching primarily as fact checking and verification when engaged in Evaluating and Creating. Implications are that the commonly held notions of Web searchers having simple information goals may not be correct. We discuss the implications for Web searching, including designing interfaces to support exploration and alternate views.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07
Pages859-860
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07 - Amsterdam
Duration: 23 Jul 200727 Jul 2007

Other

Other30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07
CityAmsterdam
Period23/7/0727/7/07

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Online searching
Taxonomies
Paradigm
Taxonomy
Learning
Categorization
Alternate
Query
Higher Order
Internal

Keywords

  • Bloom's taxonomy
  • Information searching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Applied Mathematics

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Jansen, B., Smith, B., & Booth, D. L. (2007). Viewing online searching within a learning paradigm. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07 (pp. 859-860) https://doi.org/10.1145/1277741.1277945

Viewing online searching within a learning paradigm. / Jansen, Bernard; Smith, Brian; Booth, Danielle L.

Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07. 2007. p. 859-860.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jansen, B, Smith, B & Booth, DL 2007, Viewing online searching within a learning paradigm. in Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07. pp. 859-860, 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07, Amsterdam, 23/7/07. https://doi.org/10.1145/1277741.1277945
Jansen B, Smith B, Booth DL. Viewing online searching within a learning paradigm. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07. 2007. p. 859-860 https://doi.org/10.1145/1277741.1277945
Jansen, Bernard ; Smith, Brian ; Booth, Danielle L. / Viewing online searching within a learning paradigm. Proceedings of the 30th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR'07. 2007. pp. 859-860
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