Running head : GENDER DIFFERENCES IN SEARCHING THE WEB Gender Differences in Patterns of Searching the Web

  title={Running head : GENDER DIFFERENCES IN SEARCHING THE WEB Gender Differences in Patterns of Searching the Web},
  author={Marguerite Roy and Michelene T. H. Chi},
There has been a national call for increased use of computers and technology in schools. Currently, however, little is known about how students use and learn from these technologies. This study explores how eighth-grade students use the Web to search for, browse, and find information in response to a specific prompt (how mosquitoes find their prey). A previous analysis (Roy, Taylor & Chi, in press) found that boys performed significantly better on gaining target-specific (information directly… CONTINUE READING


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