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Informationssökning på Internet - att välja verktyg

Nilsson, Johanna (1998)
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
The Internet offers an abundance of information. This information is easy to access in technical terms, however it is difficult to find. At present there is a wide variety of search services to choose from. This master's thesis is about selecting the appropriate search service for a certain question. Are different types of services suitable for different types of questions, and if so, which services for which questions?

To answer this, I have undertaken one theoretical and one empirical study. The theoretical part involves examining and categorising search services and questions respectively. Services that best suit a particular type of query are then discussed on the basis of this investigation. The second part of the study describes an... (More)
The Internet offers an abundance of information. This information is easy to access in technical terms, however it is difficult to find. At present there is a wide variety of search services to choose from. This master's thesis is about selecting the appropriate search service for a certain question. Are different types of services suitable for different types of questions, and if so, which services for which questions?

To answer this, I have undertaken one theoretical and one empirical study. The theoretical part involves examining and categorising search services and questions respectively. Services that best suit a particular type of query are then discussed on the basis of this investigation. The second part of the study describes an experiment, where a number of participants posed different types of questions to different types of services. Despite some weaknesses in the design of the experiment, certain differences can be determined when examining the results for the various combinations of questions and services.

A comparison of the results of the two studies shows both similarities and differences. The combination "general questions" - "browsing services" gives the most distinctive and also the most positive result of the experiment. Furthermore this confirms assumptions made in the theoretical discussion.

In conclusion, results differ when various types of questions are posed to various types of search services, however more extensive studies are needed to clarify the connections. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Johanna
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
datorbaserad informationssökning - bibliotek, söktjänster, Internet, Documentation, information, library science, archivistics, Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation
language
Swedish
id
1334202
date added to LUP
1998-01-19 00:00:00
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2014-04-11 14:17:05
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  abstract     = {The Internet offers an abundance of information. This information is easy to access in technical terms, however it is difficult to find. At present there is a wide variety of search services to choose from. This master's thesis is about selecting the appropriate search service for a certain question. Are different types of services suitable for different types of questions, and if so, which services for which questions?

To answer this, I have undertaken one theoretical and one empirical study. The theoretical part involves examining and categorising search services and questions respectively. Services that best suit a particular type of query are then discussed on the basis of this investigation. The second part of the study describes an experiment, where a number of participants posed different types of questions to different types of services. Despite some weaknesses in the design of the experiment, certain differences can be determined when examining the results for the various combinations of questions and services.

A comparison of the results of the two studies shows both similarities and differences. The combination "general questions" - "browsing services" gives the most distinctive and also the most positive result of the experiment. Furthermore this confirms assumptions made in the theoretical discussion.

In conclusion, results differ when various types of questions are posed to various types of search services, however more extensive studies are needed to clarify the connections.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Johanna},
  keyword      = {datorbaserad informationssökning - bibliotek,söktjänster,Internet,Documentation, information, library science, archivistics,Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Informationssökning på Internet - att välja verktyg},
  year         = {1998},
}