Think-Aloud Exploratory Search: Understanding Search Behaviors and Knowledge Flows
- 163 Downloads
This paper describes an experiment that uses Concurrent Think-Aloud protocol (CTA) and person-to-person interviews to map searching behaviors and knowledge flows during search sessions. The findings are: (1) the most used searching strategy during exploratory searches was the “Metacognitive Domain”; and (2) online searching experts have a fair ability to deal with ideas prompted by browsing the search results. The main contributions of this research lie in the understanding of the process in which people find, access, decide what content is useful and apply online data to their different information needs.
KeywordsInformation searching behavior Data discovery Innovation from data Innovation as data
- 7.S. Monchaux, F. Amadieu, A. Chevalier, C. Mariné, Query strategies during information searching: Effects of prior domain knowledge and complexity of the information problems to be solved. Inf. Process. Manage. 51(5), 557–569 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2015.05.004
- 8.I. Reisoğlu, A. Çebi, T. Bahçekapılı, Online information searching behaviours: examining the impact of task complexity, information searching experience, and cognitive style. Interactive Learning Environments, pp. 1–18 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2019.1662456
- 9.M. Tibau, S.W.M. Siqueira, B. Pereira Nunes, T. Nurmikko-Fuller, R.F. Manrique, Using query reformulation to compare learning behaviors in web search engines, in 2019 IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), vol. 2161-377X, pp. 219–223 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2019.00054