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ERIC Number: EJ880145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
A Potential Way of Enquiry into Human Curiosity
Guo, Shesen; Zhang, Ganzhou; Zhai, Run
British Journal of Educational Technology, v41 n3 pE48-E52 May 2010
A powerful search for "curiosity" or its related topics at the online American Psychological Association PsycNET database will produce comparatively disappointing meagreness of resource. This reflects our scanty knowledge in this field though curiosity is widely recognised as one of the most important factors that contribute to motivation and effectiveness in education and scientific discovery. Lack of understanding in curiosity may be due partly to limitation of research methodology and technology. This paper suggests using Google Trends as a tool for the study of curiosity and its measurement. The observation based on this tool discusses external stimuli, accessible resource and surprisingness that are closely related to curiosity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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