A study of children’s search query formulation habits
Vanderschantz, N., & Hinze, A. (2017). A study of children’s search query formulation habits. In Proceeedings of 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017). Sunderland, UK. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.7
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The strategies children use for digital information search in educational settings are rarely explored. Open questions remain on such fundamental issues as to which information-seeking strategies children employ, how they construct queries, and if the strategies that are taught are effective when using modern search engines. We conducted an observation study with school children to gain insights into these questions. As a result of this study, we identified query-creation and query-reformulation strategies that children use.
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