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Blackmon, Marilyn Hughes – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2012
This paper draws from cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience to develop a preliminary similarity-choice theory of how people allocate attention among information patches on webpages while completing search tasks in complex informational websites. Study 1 applied stepwise multiple regression to a large dataset and showed that success rate…
Descriptors: Semantics, Cognitive Psychology, Internet, Information Technology
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Puerta Melguizo, Mari Carmen; Vidya, Uti; van Oostendorp, Herre – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2012
We studied the effects of menu type, navigation path complexity and spatial ability on information retrieval performance and web disorientation or lostness. Two innovative aspects were included: (a) navigation path relevance and (b) information gathering tasks. As expected we found that, when measuring aspects directly related to navigation…
Descriptors: Semantics, Spatial Ability, Information Retrieval, Access to Information
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Miller, Robert; Parsons, Kristine; Lifer, David – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2010
This article reports the results of a field study in which undergraduate students were questioned about their use of social networking sites and the appropriateness of the content that they post. The responses indicate that students routinely post content that they realise is not appropriate for all audiences, especially potential employers.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Audiences, Social Networks, Web Sites