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Information seeking with Wikipedia on the iPod touch
Authors: Jim Hahn [edit item]
Citation: Reference Services Review 38 (2): 284-98. 2010.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1108/00907321011045043.
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Information seeking with Wikipedia on the iPod touch is a publication by Jim Hahn.


[edit] Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a usability study which inquired into undergraduate student information seeking with Wikipedia on the {iPod} touch. Design/methodology/approach - Data are drawn from {iPod} search logs and student survey responses. Search log data are coded with {FRBR} subject entities (group 3 entity sets) for analysis. Findings - Students characterize the overall nature of information searched for with the Wikipedia app to be for recreational and for short factual information. Recreational searching as a way in which undergraduate students utilize mobile technology is an earlier finding of Wikipedia {iPod} usage, and is verified as a trend of undergraduate student search using the {iPod.} All undergraduate student participants of the Wikipedia app on a mobile interface report this tool as helping to become more efficient in their research. Students viewed Wikipedia articles about people and concepts more so than other article types. Originality/value - Undergraduate student mobile search log analysis over a specific type of information resource on the {iPod} Touch is an original usability project. Previous mobile search log analysis analyzes thousands of unknown users and millions of anonymous queries, where the devices used for searching are not always identifiable and trends about touch screens cannot be ascertained.

[edit] Research questions

"The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a usability study which inquired into undergraduate student information seeking with Wikipedia on the iPod touch."

Research details

Topics: Technical infrastructure, Cross-domain student readership [edit item]
Domains: Library science [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Main topic [edit item]
Theories: "It is theorized that academic use of Wikipedia is not a well understood phenomenon – “. . . academic use needs to be further specified in relation to the different types of academic work and various information-seeking stages." [edit item]
Research design: Statistical analysis [edit item]
Data source: [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Cross-sectional [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Article, User [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Live Wikipedia [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Article [edit item]
Wikipedia language: Not specified [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"This analysis of the manner in which users authentically engage with information on the iPod Touch gives direction to designers of future mobile computing information systems. The iPod Touch and other emerging touch-screen mobile computing devices are a significant component to the online information landscape, which the undergraduate student is always connected. Mobile computing device usage represents an important gateway in which to connect the student with information resources in a convenient, timely, and easy to use manner. The availability of library information tools that quickly and elegantly provide information to mobile computing devices are few. Resource access enabled by the iPod Touch device will significantly reframe the fractured landscape of information access."

[edit] Comments

""[Undergraduate students use the iPod Wikipedia app to search] for recreational and for short factual information... [and] report this tool as helping to become more efficient in their research". P. 284"


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AbstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a usability study which inquired into undergraduate student information seeking with Wikipedia on the {iPod} touch. Design/methodology/approach - Data are drawn from {iPod} search logs and student survey responses. Search log data are coded with {FRBR} subject entities (group 3 entity sets) for analysis. Findings - Students characterize the overall nature of information searched for with the Wikipedia app to be for recreational and for short factual information. Recreational searching as a way in which undergraduate students utilize mobile technology is an earlier finding of Wikipedia {iPod} usage, and is verified as a trend of undergraduate student search using the {iPod.} All undergraduate student participants of the Wikipedia app on a mobile interface report this tool as helping to become more efficient in their research. Students viewed Wikipedia articles about people and concepts more so than other article types. Originality/value - Undergraduate student mobile search log analysis over a specific type of information resource on the {iPod} Touch is an original usability project. Previous mobile search log analysis analyzes thousands of unknown users and millions of anonymous queries, where the devices used for searching are not always identifiable and trends about touch screens cannot be ascertained.about touch screens cannot be ascertained.
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Collected data time dimensionCross-sectional +
Comments"[Undergraduate students use the iPod Wikipedia app to search] for recreational and for short factual information... [and] report this tool as helping to become more efficient in their research". P. 284
ConclusionThis analysis of the manner in which usersThis analysis of the manner in which users authentically engage with information on

the iPod Touch gives direction to designers of future mobile computing information systems. The iPod Touch and other emerging touch-screen mobile computing devices are a significant component to the online information landscape, which the undergraduate student is always connected. Mobile computing device usage represents an important gateway in which to connect the student with information resources in a convenient, timely, and easy to use manner. The availability of library information tools that quickly and elegantly provide information to mobile computing devices are few. Resource access enabled by the iPod Touch device will significantly

reframe the fractured landscape of information access.
fractured landscape of information access.
Doi10.1108/00907321011045043 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Information%2Bseeking%2Bwith%2BWikipedia%2Bon%2Bthe%2BiPod%2Btouch%22 +
Has authorJim Hahn +
Has domainLibrary science +
Has topicTechnical infrastructure + and Cross-domain student readership +
Issue2 +
Pages284-98 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inReference Services Review +
Research designStatistical analysis +
Research questionsThe purpose of this paper is to present the results of a usability study which inquired into undergraduate student information seeking with Wikipedia on the iPod touch.
Revid9,226 +
TheoriesIt is theorized that academic use of Wikipedia is not a well understood phenomenon – “. . . academic use needs to be further specified in relation to the different types of academic work and various information-seeking stages.
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleInformation seeking with Wikipedia on the iPod touch
Unit of analysisArticle + and User +
Urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00907321011045043 +
Volume38 +
Wikipedia coverageMain topic +
Wikipedia data extractionLive Wikipedia +
Wikipedia languageNot specified +
Wikipedia page typeArticle +
Year2010 +