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Gianatassio, Heather M.; Kimberly, Claire – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Working with individuals dealing with death and loss can be particularly challenging for family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals, but what is unknown is how FCS practitioners can utilize social media to understand and assist in the mourning process. The purpose of this study was to gather information about grieving via online social…
Descriptors: Grief, Coping, Internet, Family Life Education
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Wohlwend, Karen E. – Teachers College Record, 2017
Background: Today, children play in transmedia franchises that bring together media characters, toys, and everyday consumer goods with games, apps, and websites in complex mergers of childhood cultures, digital literacies, consumer practices, and corporate agendas. Recent research on youth videogames and virtual worlds suggests the productive…
Descriptors: Social Media, Play, Video Games, Web Sites
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Miller, Holmes – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: Veblen's The Theory of the Leisure Class introduced the concepts of conspicuous consumption and conspicuous leisure. These concepts are valid today, and one's online behaviour, social media engagement and general abundance of information help create a broader conspicuous self. Method: Two grids are used to illustrate concepts…
Descriptors: Risk, Information Technology, Consumer Economics, Leisure Time
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Labiner-Wolfe, Judith; Lin, Chung-Tung Jordan; Verrill, Linda – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2010
Objective: Evaluate effect of low-carbohydrate claims on consumer perceptions about food products' healthfulness and helpfulness for weight management. Design: Experiment in which participants were randomly assigned 1 of 12 front-of-package claim conditions on bread or a frozen dinner. Seven of the 12 conditions also included Nutrition Facts (NF)…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis
Lewis, Jacquelyne L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Identity theft is quite expensive and devastating for victims; unfortunately, it is also a rapidly growing crime. Much of the prior research on identity theft has focused on legislative efforts that may prevent the crime. However, limited research exists on what consumers perceive as identity prevention and the measures they take to prevent…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Crime, Reputation, Prevention
Koh, Byungwan – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The advent of information technology has enabled firms to collect significant amounts of data about individuals and mine the data for developing their strategies. Profiling of individuals is one common use of data collected about them. It refers to using known or inferred information to categorize the type of an individual and to tailor specific…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Program Effectiveness, Information Technology, Data Collection
Ye, Shun – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation seeks to understand how reciprocity affects transaction outcomes and mechanism design in online markets. The first essay examines negative reciprocity illustrated as feedback-revoking behavior in the eBay auction market, focusing on its impact and implications for reputation system design. I utilize the biggest policy change of…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Internet, Bids, Feedback (Response)
Downs, Holly A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Enormous demands for online degrees in higher education have increased the pressure on universities to launch web courses and degrees quickly and, at times, without properly attending to the quality of these ventures. There is scarce research that defines which quality indicators are used to assess cyberlearning environments, how different…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Stakeholders
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Luke, Robert – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2003
Web portals--those online environments that encourage users to trade personal information for the opportunity to personalise the information space--are experiencing a considerable resurgence in popularity. Web portals are web sites that allow users to log on with a username and password and create their very own datastructure. This datastructure…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Profiles, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication
Briscoe, Ellen D.; Wall, Catherine – Database, 1992
Describes consumer or business-oriented online services that provide access to current news information and offers a less expensive alternative to standard online databases. Online clipping services are discussed, their costs are examined, and profiles of five services are compared: CompuServe, CompuServe as a gateway to IQuest, DELPHI, DIALCOM,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Information Services
Mahmood, Malik Tariq – Online Submission, 2005
The main purpose of this research study is to investigate the information-seeking behavior of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) administrators in Pakistan. Information is obtained by using a wide variety of informal and formal sources, human sources, Internet as well as print media. The present study found that AIOU administrators are more…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Administrator Behavior, Administrators, College Administration
Bajjaly, Stephen T. – 1999
This publication outlines the complete community networking process: planning, developing partnerships, funding, marketing, content, public access, and evaluation, and discusses the variety of roles that the local public library can play in this process. Chapter One, "The Importance of Community Networking," describes the importance of community…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Agency Cooperation, Community Needs, Community Programs
Nixon, Carol, Comp.; Burmood, Jennifer, Comp. – 2000
Topics of the Proceedings of the 15th Annual Computers in Libraries Conference (March 15-17, 2000) include: Linux and open source software in an academic library; a Master Trainer Program; what educators need to know about multimedia and copyright; how super searchers find business information online; managing print costs; new technologies in wide…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Change, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs