Ingrid Hsieh-Yee

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This study investigated the effects of subject knowledge and search experience on novices’ and experienced searchers’ use of search tactics in online searches. Novice and experienced searchers searched a practice question and two test questions in the ERIC database on the DIALOG system and their use of search tactics were recorded by protocols, transaction(More)
This study examined the association between self-evaluative intrusive thoughts and performance in an Internet search task. Participants performed an information search on the Internet, completed the Cognitive Interference Questionnaire [CIQ; Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 46 (1978), 102], and then responded to a self-assessment questionnaire(More)
The effectiveness of two modes of subject representation - table of contents (TOC) and subject headings - in subject searching in an online public access catalog (OPAC) system was investigated. The retrieval difference between TOC and the Library of Congress subject headings (LCSH) was statistically significant; the effect of subject domain was not(More)
To examine how users make sense of a federated search system we collected data from professional and novice searchers, using a survey instrument that contained simulated searches. A main task of participants was to provide a narrative and a drawing of their understanding of how MetaLib works. The poster presents the methodology and findings, identifies(More)
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