Chinese college students' Web querying behaviors: A case study of Peking University
QU Peng; LIU Chang; LAI Maosheng; Lai Maosheng (E-mail: laims@pku.edu.cn)
2011-03-31
Source PublicationChinese Journal of Library and Information Science
ISSN1674-3393
Volume3Issue:4Pages:23-36
Abstract

This study examined users' querying behaviors based on a sample of 30 Chinese college students from Peking University. The authors designed 5 search tasks and each participant conducted two randomly selected search tasks during the experiment. The results show that when searching for pre-designed search tasks, users often have relatively clear goals and strategies before searching. When formulating their queries, users often select words from tasks, use concrete concepts directly, or extract "entral words" or keywords. When reformulating queries, seven query reformulation types were identified from users' behaviors, i.e. broadening, narrowing, issuing new query, paralleling, changing search tools, reformulating syntax terms, and clicking on suggested queries. The results reveal that the search results and/or the contexts can also influence users' querying behaviors.

KeywordWeb Searching Query Behavior Query Formulation Query Reformulation
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Funding OrganizationThe work is partially supported by China Scholarship Council (Grant No.: 2009601175).
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.las.ac.cn/handle/12502/5383
CollectionJournal of Data and Information Science_Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science-2010
Corresponding AuthorLai Maosheng (E-mail: laims@pku.edu.cn)
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QU Peng,LIU Chang,LAI Maosheng,et al. Chinese college students' Web querying behaviors: A case study of Peking University[J]. Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science,2011,3(4):23-36.
APA QU Peng,LIU Chang,LAI Maosheng,&Lai Maosheng .(2011).Chinese college students' Web querying behaviors: A case study of Peking University.Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science,3(4),23-36.
MLA QU Peng,et al."Chinese college students' Web querying behaviors: A case study of Peking University".Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science 3.4(2011):23-36.
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