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Mbaziira, Alex Vincent – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Cybercriminals are increasingly using Internet-based text messaging applications to exploit their victims. Incidents of deceptive cybercrime in text-based communication are increasing and include fraud, scams, as well as favorable and unfavorable fake reviews. In this work, we use a text-based deception detection approach to train models for…
Descriptors: Crime, Information Security, Models, Networks
Albahli, Saleh M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The World Wide Web enables an easy, instant access to a huge quantity of information. Over the last few decades, a number of improvements have been achieved that helped the web reach its current state. However, the current Internet links documents together without understanding them, and thus, makes the content of web only human-readable rather…
Descriptors: Internet, Semantics, Information Retrieval, Web Sites
Longstreet, Phil L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this manuscript is, first and foremost, to present new research in the Information Systems realm that will support future research into perceptions of Visual Appeal in an online environment. In furtherance of these goals, the research draws on Composition Theory to articulate a two-essay research agenda. Composition Theory states…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Internet, Web Sites, Essays
Bandari, Roja – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Elementary actions online establish an individual's existence on the web and her/his orientation toward different issues. In this sense, actions truly define a user in spaces like online forums and communities and the aggregate of elementary actions shape the atmosphere of these online spaces. This observation, coupled with the unprecedented scale…
Descriptors: Internet, Behavior, Users (Information), Communication (Thought Transfer)
Vahe, Mariliis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation evaluates the effectiveness of a customized educational health intervention on sexual health and female cancer prevention among young women in Pakistan and evaluates the applicability of the integrated model of behavior prevention (IM) when predicting three health behaviors among this population. The study used randomized…
Descriptors: Females, Cancer, Prevention, Foreign Countries
Ko, Moo Nam – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Social networking service is one of major technological phenomena on Web 2.0. Hundreds of millions of users are posting message, photos, and videos on their profiles and interacting with other users, but the sharing and interaction are limited within the same social networking site. Although users can share some content on a social networking site…
Descriptors: Interaction, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Models
Shaheen, Amer N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This research investigated Electronic Service Quality (E-SQ) features that contribute to customer satisfaction in an online environment. The aim was to develop an approach which improves E-CRM processes and enhances online customer satisfaction. The research design adopted mixed methods involving qualitative and quantitative methods to…
Descriptors: Internet, Design, Web Sites, Business
Kim, Iljoo – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The size and dynamism of the Web poses challenges for all its stakeholders, which include producers/consumers of content, and advertisers who want to place advertisements next to relevant content. A critical piece of information for the stakeholders is the demographics of the consumers who are likely to visit a given web site. However, predicting…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Prediction, Internet, Audiences
McDonald, Aleecia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As more people seek the benefits of going online, more people are exposed to privacy risks from their time online. With a largely unregulated Internet, self-determination about privacy risks must be feasible for people from all walks of life. Yet in many cases decisions are either not obvious or not accessible. As one example, privacy policies are…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Economic Research, Risk, Internet
Runquist, Roger L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This design research demonstrates a prototype content management system capable of training graphic communication students in the creation of basic HTML web pages. The prototype serve as a method of helping students learn basic HTML structure and commands earlier in their academic careers. Exposure to the concepts of web page creation early in…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Management Systems, Internet, Careers
Jones, M. Cameron – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The means of producing information and the infrastructure for disseminating it are constantly changing. The web mobilizes information in electronic formats, making it easier to copy, modify, remix, and redistribute. This has changed how information is produced, distributed, and used. People are not just consuming information; they are actively…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Development, Programming, Information Dissemination
Bazar, Nancy Sceery – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this primarily quantitative study was to compare how young adults with and without intellectual disabilities examine different types of images. Two experiments were conducted. The first, a replication and extension of a classic eye-tracking study (Yarbus, 1967), generated eye gaze patterns and data in response to questions related…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Young Adults, Comparative Analysis, Eye Movements
Hu, Tao – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Online services (OLS) provide billions of Internet users with a variety of opportunities to exchange goods, share information, and develop or maintain relationships. Popular examples of OLS web sites include,,,,,,,,,, and…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Internet, Models, Web Sites