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Ahn, Jae-wook – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The new trend on the Web has totally changed today's information access environment. The traditional information overload problem has evolved into the qualitative level beyond the quantitative growth. The mode of producing and consuming information is changing and we need a new paradigm for accessing information. Personalized search is one of…
Descriptors: Internet, Online Searching, Computer System Design, Access to Information
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Guitard, Dominic; Saint-Aubin, Jean; Cowan, Nelson – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2021
To recall a list of items just after the end of the presentation, participants must encode both the items and the order in which they were presented. Despite a long history of studying item and order information, little is known regarding the relation between them. Here, we examined this issue with a novel task in which participants saw two 4- or…
Descriptors: Interference (Learning), Recall (Psychology), Task Analysis, Item Analysis
Hyman, Harvey – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation examines the impact of exploration and learning upon eDiscovery information retrieval; it is written in three parts. Part I contains foundational concepts and background on the topics of information retrieval and eDiscovery. This part informs the reader about the research frameworks, methodologies, data collection, and…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Learning, Use Studies, Performance
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Casterella, Gretchen I.; Vijayasarathy, Leo – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
SQL query writing is a challenging task for novices, even after considerable training. Query writing is a programming task and a translation task where the writer must translate a user's request for information into code that conforms to the structure, constraints, and syntax of an SQL SELECT statement and that references specific tables and…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Programming Languages, Programming, Coding
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Jackson, Scott C.; Skaf, Dorothy – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
EXCEL spreadsheet algorithms were developed at Villanova University to efficiently and consistently retrieve information from ASPEN® flowsheets and used for grading work in senior design. The challenge is to take a large volume of data that is in the stream and unit operations reports and quickly and consistently calculate a list of key grading…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Spreadsheets, Grading
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Luhnen, Miriam; Prediger, Barbara; Neugebauer, Edmund A. M.; Mathes, Tim – Research Synthesis Methods, 2019
Introduction: The number of systematic reviews of health economic evaluations (SR-HEs) is increasing. We aimed at providing a detailed overview of the characteristics and applied methods in recently published SR-HEs. Methods: We searched MEDLINE (03/2017) for SR-HEs published since 2015 using validated search filters. We included studies that…
Descriptors: Economics, Databases, Medical Research, Search Strategies
El-Bathy, Naser Ibrahim – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The study of this dissertation provides a solution to a very specific problem instance in the area of data mining, data warehousing, and service-oriented architecture in publishing and newspaper industries. The research question focuses on the integration of data mining and data warehousing. The research problem focuses on the development of…
Descriptors: Research Problems, Information Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science
Holman, Lucy – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This qualitative study examines first-year college students' online search habits in order to identify patterns in millennials' mental models of information retrieval. The study employed a combination of modified contextual inquiry and concept mapping methodologies to elicit students' mental models. The researcher confirmed previously observed…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Online Searching, Search Strategies, Internet
Cartright, Marc-Allen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The use of information retrieval (IR) systems is evolving towards larger, more complicated queries. Both the IR industrial and research communities have generated significant evidence indicating that in order to continue improving retrieval effectiveness, increases in retrieval model complexity may be unavoidable. From an operational perspective,…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Search Strategies, Information Systems, Efficiency
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Vernon, Nicola A.; Evans, M. Max; Frissen, Ilja – Education for Information, 2016
Previous studies indicate that library anxiety is a phenomenon experienced by many university-level students that impedes successful information retrieval, thereby negatively impacting academic performance. This study examines the relationship between library anxiety and personality in graduate students at the master's level. Students from various…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Libraries, Graduate Students, Personality Traits
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Kankam, Philip Kwaku – Cogent Education, 2020
In Ghana, sandwich students are in accelerated programmes and education are offered to them during vacation periods. Like other forms of education, it has been found that the integration of mobile learning with sandwich programmes would be beneficial. However, the need to explore students' readiness and attitudes towards M-learning before its…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Student Attitudes, Information Retrieval
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Carroll, Fiona; Kop, Rita – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
The visual is a dominant mode of information retrieval and understanding however, the focus on the visual dimension of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is still quite weak in relation to its predominant focus on usability. To accommodate the future needs of the visual learner, designers of e-learning environments should advance the current…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Visual Learning, Role, Online Courses
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Xie, Jingzhen; Sun, Lili – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
A content analysis of "JLSC"'s publications in 2007-2016 was conducted to investigate its publication patterns and research topics. Elements such as article titles, keywords, authors' affiliations, titles, disciplines, author collaboration and grant-funded projects were coded and examined. Findings indicate that libraries, information…
Descriptors: Library Science, Research, Journal Articles, Authors
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Chiao, Chi; Chiu, Chiung-Hui – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2018
To find out if information and communication technology (ICT) could narrow the achievement gaps among students caused by variations in their socioeconomic status, this study examines the mediating mechanism of ICT use between students' socioeconomic status (SES) and achievement. Data from the 2012 East Asia Program for International Student…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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Gallagher, Kristel M. – College Teaching, 2017
Students often struggle to recall information on tests, frequently claiming to experience a "retrieval failure" of learned information. Thus, the retrieval of information from memory may be a roadblock to student success. I propose a relatively simple adjustment to the wording of test items to help eliminate this potential barrier.…
Descriptors: Cues, Tests, Recall (Psychology), Test Items
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