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Wang, Jieyu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The availability of information in different languages on the Internet allows multilingual web users to search in multiple languages for the same search task. When web users can search in multiple languages, they may combine these languages in various ways during searching. Few studies have examined multilingual web users' code-switching search…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Online Searching, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Waugh, Amanda Joan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation focuses on the everyday life information practices of teens in the Nerdfighter online fan community known as Nerdfighteria. Nerdfighteria is the community of fans of vloggers John and Hank Green. This study examines aspects of everyday life information seeking (ELIS) by (1) focusing on an understudied demographic, teens between…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Needs, Information Seeking, Adolescents
Fitzgerald, Sarah Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study examines the information seeking of scholars in the field of Higher Education. I interviewed Higher Education scholars about their use of the web, library resources, and interpersonal networking for their research. I also spoke with them about how the faculty reward system shapes their information seeking habits. I drew on information…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Educational Researchers, Internet
Krajnik, Sheila R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The Internet provides immediate access to social contacts and health information, yet older adults remain one of the least likely groups to use the Internet in the United States. Older adults can gain significantly from health information through the Internet because they have more chronic health conditions compared to other age groups. Although…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Older Adults, Information Sources, Health
Massey, Philip Minter – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines the impact of internet technologies on the field of health communication. Access and use of health communication technologies has and will continue to become increasingly important to manage and treat chronic conditions and other ailments, particularly in the context of health care reform that promotes improved quality…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Cost Effectiveness
Lee, Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The overwhelming amount of information available today makes it difficult for users to find useful information and as the solution to this information glut problem, recommendation technologies emerged. Among the several streams of related research, one important evolution in technology is to generate recommendations based on users' own social…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Social Networks, Information Technology, Information Retrieval
Bourgoin, Angel – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Today, the majority of American adults uses the internet and looks for health information online. Of interest in this dissertation are people who do not subscribe to mainstream views of health, and may use the internet to discover, bolster, or share their alternative views. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have named…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Seeking, Public Health, Health Behavior
Chiu, William Franklin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Internet, as a digital record of human discourse, provides an opportunity to directly analyze political communicative behavior. The rapid emergence of social online networks augurs a transformation in the quality and quantity of information people have to evaluate their political system. Digital formats instantiate new categories of actors and…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Analysis
Kim, Wonsun – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Access to health information appears to be a crucial piece of the racial and ethnic health disparities puzzle among immigrants. There are a growing number of scholars who are investigating the role of social networks that have shown that the number and even types of social networks among minorities and lower income groups differ (Chatman, 1991;…
Descriptors: Health, Information Seeking, Korean Americans, Social Support Groups
Bhatia, Sumit – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Online discussion forums have become popular in recent times. They provide a platform for people from different parts of the world sharing a common interest to come together and topics of mutual interest and seek solutions to their problems. There are hundreds of thousands of internet forums containing tens of millions of discussion threads and…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Internet
Koo, Joung Hwa – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate how isolated immigrant adolescents seek and use necessary information when they are not able to use significant information sources--their peer groups--in the period of transition before new peer groups are established. Method: To achieve the study's purpose, sixteen recently arrived (three…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Immigrants, Information Seeking, Peer Groups
Alkhalaf, Ahmad Abdullah – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study explored university students' information seeking behaviors related to prescription medication (PM) information. Specifically, it examined the different sources students use for PM information, their use and perceptions of online sources, the types of PM information they seek, their concerns about, and methods they apply to verify the…
Descriptors: College Students, Information Seeking, Internet, Online Searching
Burdett, Kimberli R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of how current internet-based resources are affecting the college choice process. An explanatory mixed methods design was used, and the study involved collecting qualitative data after a quantitative phase to explain the quantitative data in greater depth. An additional study was…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Internet, Mass Media Role
Lee, Young Ji – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States, but they are the most underserved population in terms of access to online health information. The specific aims of this descriptive, correlational study were to examine factors associated with online health information seeking behaviors of Hispanics and to examine the…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Access to Information, Internet, Health
McKinstry, Erin P. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between attitudes toward technology-based career counseling resources and high school students' personality types. This study explored the relationship between high school students' personality type on the Cognitive Style Inventory and their reported use of the Internet for career…
Descriptors: High School Students, Personality Traits, Technology, Career Choice
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