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Kaur, Parneet; Singh, Manpreet; Singh Josan, Gurpreet – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Rank Aggregation techniques have found wide applications for metasearch along with other streams such as Sports, Voting System, Stock Markets, and Reduction in Spam. This paper presents the optimization of rank lists for web queries put by the user on different MetaSearch engines. A metaheuristic approach such as Genetic algorithm based rank…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Search Engines, Genetics, Mathematical Formulas
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Argelagós, Esther; Pifarré, Manoli – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The use of the Internet to learn involves complex cognitive activities. Educational researchers claim more attention in studying the nature of students' challenges when using digital information for learning purposes. Our research investigated in depth the challenges that secondary students face when solving web information-problem tasks. We…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Computer Literacy, Gender Differences, Internet
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Simpson, Andrea; Baldwin, Elizabeth Margaret – Deafness & Education International, 2017
This study sought to analyze and evaluate the accessibility, availability and quality of online information regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and hearing loss. The most common search engine keyword terms a caregiver may enter when conducting a web search was determined using a keyword search tool. The top websites linked…
Descriptors: Deafness, Children, Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship
Lyall-Wilson, Jennifer Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The dissertation research explores an approach to automatic concept-based query expansion to improve search engine performance. It uses a network-based approach for identifying the concept represented by the user's query and is founded on the idea that a collection-specific association thesaurus can be used to create a reasonable representation of…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Online Searching, Automation, Search Engines
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Endsley, Patricia – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
The purpose of this scoping review was to survey the most recent (5 years) acute care, community health, and mental health nursing workload literature to understand themes and research avenues that may be applicable to school nursing workload research. The search for empirical and nonempirical literature was conducted using search engines such as…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Literature Reviews, Responsibility, Patients
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Eliçin, Özge; Kaya, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study explores 67 experimental research articles written about children with Autism Spectrum Disorder using high-tech devices. The studies in this research were accessed through EBSCO, Academic Search Complete, ERIC, and Uludag University online search engines using keywords such as "autism and technology", "autism and…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children
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Huang, Jin-Xia; Lee, Kyung-Soon; Kwon, Oh-Woog; Kim, Young-Kil – Research-publishing.net, 2017
This paper presents a chatbot for a Dialogue-Based Computer-Assisted second Language Learning (DB-CALL) system. A DB-CALL system normally leads dialogues by asking questions according to given scenarios. User utterances outside the scenarios are normally considered as semantically improper and simply rejected. In this paper, we assume that raising…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Dialogs (Language), Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Freedom
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Gusenbauer, Michael; Haddaway, Neal R. – Research Synthesis Methods, 2020
Rigorous evidence identification is essential for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (evidence syntheses) because the sample selection of relevant studies determines a review's outcome, validity, and explanatory power. Yet, the search systems allowing access to this evidence provide varying levels of precision, recall, and reproducibility and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Databases, Meta Analysis, Validity
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An, Jiwoo; Poly, Laila-Parvin; Holme, Thomas A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
In general chemistry laboratories, students learn practical laboratory skills through hands-on activities and are exposed to new scientific instruments. However, these instruments are often viewed as black boxes for various reasons, where students do not know how to use them or what the instruments are capable of. This tendency is likely to induce…
Descriptors: Usability, Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Science Equipment
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Oh, Saerhim – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2020
Many second language (L2) learners utilize writing resources (e.g., linguistic tools that help check their language, search engines, and websites) when writing in their L2. Nevertheless, these tools and resources are prohibited in most writing assessments based on the assumption that using them provides an inaccurate or unfair measure of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Writing Tests, Reference Materials, English Language Learners
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Masood, Sara; Kothari, Anita; Regan, Sandra – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2020
The use of robust research findings in public health policy has been strongly encouraged for bridging the evidence-policy gap. To assess and further promote evidence uptake, understanding how research evidence is being used by decision makers is very important. This systematic review examined primary studies exploring the use of research evidence…
Descriptors: Public Health, Policy Formation, Evidence, Barriers
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Lancaster, Thomas – Journal of Academic Ethics, 2020
Contract cheating services are marketing to students at discipline level, using increasingly sophisticated techniques. The discipline level reach of these services has not been widely considered in the academic integrity literature. Much of the academic understanding of contract cheating is not discipline specific, but the necessary solutions to…
Descriptors: Cheating, Intellectual Disciplines, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
Miller, Melissa L. – Online Submission, 2015
This paper addresses the concern of educating diverse university students in an increasingly digital environment. Specifically, educators question the quality of student online research skills and how to address gaps in research skills in both the virtual and physical classroom. A 2012 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in collaboration…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Higher Education, College Students
Cavus, Nadire; Alpan, Kezban – Online Submission, 2010
The importance of information is increasing in the information age that we are living in with internet becoming the major information resource for people with rapidly increasing number of documents. This situation makes finding information on the internet without web search engines impossible. The aim of the study is revealing most widely used…
Descriptors: Expertise, Search Engines, Engines, Computer Science
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Jaworski, Susan; Sullivan, Roberta – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Do library catalogs compete with Google or is it the other way around? We know which came first but which will finish in the end? Only trained library professionals were considered qualified to develop reliable catalog records. However, with the increased sophistication of search engines, we are beginning to realize that a collaborative effort may…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Cataloging, Usability
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