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Vägar till information på webbplatser en utvärdering av sökstödet på studera.nu
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Paths to information on web sites an Evaluation of the search support on studera.nu (English)
Abstract [en]

Sufficient and accurate search support is a crucial factor for successful information searching on web sites. This thesis evaluates the search support on the second version of the web site studera.nu with particular focus on how the web site meets up to criteria formulated on the basis of theories from research in information seeking and information searching. The evaluation is a preliminary investigation that may serve as a basis for a future more comprehensive evaluation. The four major questions for my thesis have been: 1. In which different ways can a user search? 2. How can a designer of a web site support these different ways of searching? 3. How does the web site studera.nu support these different ways of searching? 4. If the web site fails in search support, what changes are required in order to improve its performance? Requirements from the organization ultimately responsible for the contents of the web site, and expectations from the users, were initially identified. Together with a previous user study, carried out for an earlier version of the web site, this formed the empirical background for my investigation. A new user study was performed in order to identify prevailing deficiencies in search support, which outcomes are scrutinized in the discussion part of this thesis. Four changes to the web site are finally suggested. These changes concern improvement of indexing practices and search facilities e.g. adding Boolean AND facilities, and increase in support for exploratory searching e.g. browsing and berry picking.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2003.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2003:74
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
National Category
Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20989Local ID: 2320/989OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20989DiVA, id: diva2:1312923
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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