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      A Study of Children’s Search Query Formulation Habits



      Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) (HCI)

      digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive

      3 - 6 July 2017

      web search, children, digital information behaviour, internet search engines, information search



            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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            July 2017
            July 2017
            : 1-4
            [0001]Department of Computer Science

            The University of Waikato

            New Zealand
            © Vanderschantz et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2017 – Digital Make-Believe. Sunderland, UK.

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            Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)
            Sunderland, UK
            3 - 6 July 2017
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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