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Pappa, Sara T. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause some types of cancer and is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. Because most people turn to the internet for health information, this study analyzed HPV information found online. A content analysis was conducted on 69 web search results (URLs) from Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask. The…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunization Programs, Content Analysis, Web Sites
Rege, Sumita – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The growing ubiquity of the Internet has changed the way we conduct many of our meaningful activities, occupations, today. Despite the changes in technology, human needs haven't changed as radically, we still need connection, involvement, information and avenues of expression, but what has changed are the myriad ways in which we do those things.…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Web Sites, Internet, Occupational Information
Morgan, Joanne Cardin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Leadership profile pages on organizational websites have become staged opportunities for impression management. This research uses content analysis to examine the strategies of assertive impression management used to construct the leadership Web presence of the 70 presidents of national public universities, as identified in the "US News and…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Web Sites, Leadership Role, Content Analysis
Kim, Yong-Mi – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In recent years, tags have become a standard feature on a diverse range of sites on the Web, accompanying blog posts, photos, videos, and online news stories. Tags are descriptive terms attached to Internet resources. Despite the rapid adoption of tagging, how people use tags during the search process is not well understood. There is little…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Internet, Video Technology, Web Sites
Koh, Kyungwon – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Contemporary young people are engaged in a variety of information behaviors, such as information seeking, using, sharing, and creating. The ways youth interact with information have transformed in the shifting digital information environment; however, relatively little empirical research exists and no theoretical framework adequately explains…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Programming Languages, Young Adults, Information Seeking
Alyahya, Dalia Mohammed – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The expansion of the Internet and online learning around the globe makes it more important to understand the differences in website design among cultures. Furthermore, the members of educational institutions around the world rely on the Internet more than ever before in a variety of aspects. Also, web design differs from culture to culture. Saudi…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Cultural Differences
Charbonneau, Deborah Hile – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Consumer-targeted prescription drug advertising serves as an interesting lens through which we can examine the portrayal of menopause in online drug advertisements. The aim of this study was to explore the portrayal of menopause on web sites sponsored by pharmaceutical companies for hormone therapies (HT). To unravel this question, a qualitative…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Web Sites, Advertising, Females
Goldman, James L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Collaboration tools based on World Wide Web technologies now enable and encourage large groups of people who do not previously know one another, and who may share no other affiliation, to work together cooperatively and often anonymously on large information projects such as online encyclopedias and complex websites. Making use of information…
Descriptors: Expertise, Intelligence, Encyclopedias, Citations (References)
Stewart, Joy E. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to analyze the biology content, instructional strategies, and assessment methods of 100 biological science websites that were appropriate for Grade 12 educational purposes. For the analysis of each website, an instrument, developed from the National Science Education Standards (NSES) for Grade 12 Life Science coupled…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Significance, Biology
Coste, Rosemarie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The surface-level experience of hypertextuality as formless and unbounded, blurring boundaries among texts and between readers and writers, is created by a deep structure which is not normally presented to readers and which, like the ultrastructure of living cells, defines and controls texts' nature and functions. Most readers, restricted to…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Internet, Reader Text Relationship, Differences
Huffaker, David A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this dissertation is to examine the communication behaviors of online leaders, or those who influence other members of online communities in terms of triggering replies, sparking conversations and diffusing language. It also examines the influence of group attributes on leadership such as size and connectedness. It relies on roughly…
Descriptors: Discussion Groups, Social Influences, Social Networks, Leadership