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Shinya Ito; Emi Furukawa – American Journal of Health Education, 2024
Background: The medical information about anemia prevention produced by health-care professionals is difficult to understand because of its complicated terminology. Purpose: To evaluate quantitatively for the first time the clarity of existing online information about anemia prevention in Japanese. Methods: On January 20, 2023, we used the keyword…
Descriptors: Diseases, Japanese, Web Browsers, Comprehension
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Zhou, Mingming – Education and Information Technologies, 2023
Metacognitive judgment of one's online search process (calibration) is an important element of searching efficiency. This study investigated Chinese university students' calibration during online information search. Fourteen students s were asked to search answers for three assigned tasks. Immediately after the search, all participants attended…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Online Searching, Search Strategies, College Students
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Golub, Koraljka; Pestana, Olivia – Education for Information, 2023
Humanities scholars can today engage in research inquiry using data from a range of varied collections which are often characterised by poor subject access, often resulting in systems that underperform and even effectively prevent access to data, information and knowledge. In spite of the availability of professional standards and guidelines to…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Humanities, Knowledge Management, Indexing
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Timothy M. Daly; James C. Ryan – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2024
This paper presents the first systematic investigation into the search engine optimization practices of major contract cheating websites in the United States. From a business perspective, visibility in organic search engine results is considered one of the top client recruitment tools. The current understanding of student recruitment strategies by…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Contracts, Cheating, Web Sites
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Lester, Drew; Torgerson, Trevor; Eyabi, Jorgen; Wayant, Cole; Vassar, Matt – Health Education Research, 2021
The number of American adults who use electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) increased by 3 million people in 2018, up 38.3% from 8.1 to 11.2 million. Search data for ENDS were analyzed against relevant traits including state longitude, tobacco tax rate and national tobacco program funding. Searches increased 88% (95% CI, 70-100) over the…
Descriptors: Smoking, Public Health, Search Strategies, Online Searching
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Quan, Zhi; Pu, Luoxi – Education and Information Technologies, 2023
In the face of surging online education around the globe, it seems quite necessary and helpful for learners and teachers to have the plethora of online resources well sorted out beforehand. To some extent, the efficiency and accuracy of resource search and retrieval may determine the quality and influence of online education. In this research,…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Classification, Internet, Open Educational Resources
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Smail, Boussaadi; Aliane, Hassina; Abdeldjalil, Ouahabi – Education and Information Technologies, 2023
The search for relevant scientific articles is a crucial step in any research project. However, the vast number of articles published and available online in digital databases (Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, etc.) can make this task tedious and negatively impact a researcher's productivity. This article proposes a new method of recommending…
Descriptors: Scientific and Technical Information, Journal Articles, Online Searching, Databases
Kelsey Urgo – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Search-as-learning research has emphasized the need to better support searchers when learning about complex topics online. Prior work in the learning sciences has shown that effective self-regulated learning (SRL), in which goals are a central function, is critical to improving learning outcomes. This dissertation investigates the influence of…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Goal Orientation, Self Management, Learning Strategies
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Archila, Pablo Antonio; Ortiz, Brigithe Tatiana; Truscott de Mejía, Anne-Marie; Restrepo, Silvia – Information and Learning Sciences, 2023
Purpose: Seeking online bilingual scientific information is a key aspect of bilingual scientific Web literacy -- abilities to engage critically with science on the Web using two languages. This study aims to determine whether factors such as age, education major, gender and type of school attended at secondary level (monolingual, bilingual,…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Information Seeking, Bilingualism, Scientific and Technical Information
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Hilary Davis; Leigh Anne Tang; Erin M. Picou; Lisa Bastarache; Anne Marie Tharpe – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2024
Purpose: This methodological study describes a technique for extracting information from deidentified electronic health records (EHRs) to identify occurrences of permanent unilateral hearing loss (UHL) and associated educational comorbidities. Method: This was an exploratory methodological study utilizing approximately 3.3 million de-identified…
Descriptors: Records (Forms), Hearing Impairments, Students with Disabilities, At Risk Students
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Carolina Matamala; J. Enrique Hinostroza; David D. Preiss; Benjamín Carmona; Christian Labbé – Education and Information Technologies, 2024
Research has shown how important is for young people to acquire digital competencies that are necessary to successfully participate in society. Still, it has been reported that university students display poor digital competencies and that inequalities resulting from demographic and social factors persist even among young people who have managed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Cooperation
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Pallath, Akash; Zhang, Qiyang – Research Synthesis Methods, 2023
Systematic reviews are vital instruments for researchers to understand broad trends in a field and synthesize evidence on the effectiveness of interventions in addressing specific issues. The quality of a systematic review depends critically on having comprehensively surveyed all relevant literature on the review topic. In addition to database…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Online Searching, Automation, Citations (References)
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Dobbs, Christina L.; Forzani, Elena; Leider, Christine Montecillo – Reading Teacher, 2023
Effectively learning to evaluate sources, especially when conducting online research, is an essential skill for middle-grade students. This article argues that supporting students in learning to evaluate sources must involve using critical consciousness skills to do so, or the evaluation is incomplete. In the article, the authors expand the…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Online Searching, Information Literacy, Evaluative Thinking
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Alqaidoom, Zainab; Nguyen, Phi-Yen; Awadh, Maryam; Page, Matthew J. – Research Synthesis Methods, 2023
Systematic reviewers are advised to search trials registers to minimise risk of reporting biases. However, there has been little research on the impact of searching trials registers on the results of meta-analyses. We aimed to evaluate the impact of searching clinical trials registers for systematic reviews of pharmaceutical or non-pharmaceutical…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Medical Research, Drug Therapy, Pharmacology
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Hamilton, Kristy A.; Siler, Jessica; Benjamin, Aaron S. – Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2023
When responding to queries for information, people control the grain size (precision-coarseness) of the information they communicate based on competing goals of accuracy and informativeness (Goldsmith & Koriat, "Behavioral and Brain Sciences," 1999, 19, 167). Two experiments examined whether the act of searching for answers using the…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Seeking, Online Searching, Questioning Techniques
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