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Conference Paper: A novice-expert comparison in information search

TitleA novice-expert comparison in information search
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong.
Citation
The 2011 Research Symposium of the Center for Information Technology in Education (CITERS 2011), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 30 June 2011. How to Cite?
AbstractIn the age of Google, it is commonly believed that university students, especially those at postgraduate level, should have attained enough information searching skills to support their studies. However, recent researches have found that the information literacy level of quite a few postgraduate students is, in fact, far from satisfactory. One possible way for information search specialists to help students effectively search information is to use a novice-expert comparison to examine the differences between novices and experts in information search. The aim of this study is to uncover some of the major differences in the search query statements and information search strategies between eight doctoral students (novice searchers) and an expert information literacy professional. Preliminary findings show that conspicuous differences do exist in the complexity of the formulation of query statements, choice of keywords, use of operators between the novice and the expert searchers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161204

 

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dc.contributor.authorChiu, MMLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, SKWen_US
dc.contributor.authorTing, KKKen_US
dc.contributor.authorYau, GYCen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T07:09:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T07:09:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2011 Research Symposium of the Center for Information Technology in Education (CITERS 2011), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 30 June 2011.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/161204-
dc.description.abstractIn the age of Google, it is commonly believed that university students, especially those at postgraduate level, should have attained enough information searching skills to support their studies. However, recent researches have found that the information literacy level of quite a few postgraduate students is, in fact, far from satisfactory. One possible way for information search specialists to help students effectively search information is to use a novice-expert comparison to examine the differences between novices and experts in information search. The aim of this study is to uncover some of the major differences in the search query statements and information search strategies between eight doctoral students (novice searchers) and an expert information literacy professional. Preliminary findings show that conspicuous differences do exist in the complexity of the formulation of query statements, choice of keywords, use of operators between the novice and the expert searchers.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong.-
dc.relation.ispartofCITE Research Symposium, CITERS 2011en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleA novice-expert comparison in information searchen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, SKW: samchu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChu, SKW=rp00897en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros203813en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-
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