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Web searching for sexual information: an exploratory study

Amanda Spink, H Cenk Ozmutlu, Daniel P Lorence
2004 Information Processing & Management  
2004) Web searching for sexual information: an exploratory study. Information Processing and Management 40(1):pp. 113-124.  ...  Implications for sexual information seeking and Web systems are discussed.  ...  Lee Giles and Dan Lorence of Penn State for their useful comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0306-4573(02)00082-1 fatcat:uqemehhkp5f2ncr34s42oedgiu

A day in the life of Web searching: an exploratory study

Seda Ozmutlu, Amanda Spink, Huseyin C. Ozmutlu
2004 Information Processing & Management  
We provide results from a comparative time-based Web study of US-based Excite and Norwegian-based Fast Web search logs, exploring variations in user searching related to changes in time of the day.  ...  Understanding Web searching behavior is important in developing more successful and cost-efficient Web search engines.  ...  Auran from for providing the Web query data sets.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0306-4573(03)00044-x fatcat:x3myvluygjflddowqwtj4egfbq


2020 Issues in Information Systems  
This exploratory study of 121 students examines incidents of cyberstalking by evaluating the style and length of communications between a stalker and victim along with the perceived level of fear related  ...  Cyberstalking is relatively new but has posed life threatening safety concerns for individuals around the world.  ...  personal information • Conduct an Internet search of your name regularly • Report cases of cyberstalking to authorities.  ... 
doi:10.48009/1_iis_2020_125-130 fatcat:evu34qknsbagjhroxmkryzq6ee

Online Health Information Seeking Behavior in Hong Kong: An Exploratory Study

Yuk Yee Yan
2008 Journal of medical systems  
This is an exploratory study that described the prevalence and patterns of internet health information seeking in Hong Kong. A convenient sample of 443 individuals completed the questionnaires.  ...  The results underline the need for bridging the digital divide and the potential for pro-active use of the internet for health promotion.  ...  Conclusion The present study is an exploratory examination of the prevalence and patterns of online health information seeking by Hong Kong Chinese.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10916-008-9226-9 pmid:20433053 fatcat:u4c4bhy4fbcenaaemejmjtnshy


2009 Issues in Information Systems  
This exploratory study of 302 undergraduate and graduate students at a mid-Atlantic university found that 13% of students were a victim of cyberstalking.  ...  The increase use of the Internet has created an impact on the number of online harassing/cyberstalking cases.  ...  The Internet, as a communication tool, has allowed people the freedom to search for information from anywhere and anyone in the world.  ... 
doi:10.48009/2_iis_2009_640-649 fatcat:3dlfvpfvgzhqznhapnhaiceq3e

Cultural influences on seeking quality health information: An exploratory study of the Korean community

Yong J. Yi, Besiki Stvilia, Lorri Mon
2012 Library & Information Science Research  
Commercial type of a webpage was considered as a negative indicator for reliability, while the same information found on more than one website as an indicator of the information's reliability.  ...  This study can help the designers of consumer health information systems on the Web with important insights into how to support the evaluation of quality of health information by consumers, and to reduce  ...  The study used semi-structured interviews, since interviews are wellproven qualitative methods for an exploratory study (Babbie, 2002) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2011.06.001 fatcat:6nty3yf3ivhvvp53hbgzbpfzxu

Reflections of affect in studies of information behavior in HIV/AIDS contexts: An exploratory quantitative content analysis

Heidi Julien, Ina Fourie
2015 Library & Information Science Research  
This exploratory study used quantitative content analysis to explore the degree to which information behavior studies across a range of disciplines actually include affect or emotion in their analyses.  ...  Those studies that do account for emotion, however, provide excellent examples of information behavior research that can lead the way for future work.  ...  Information behavior is an encapsulating term for all human behavior related to information, such as recognizing and expressing information needs, information seeking, information searching, information  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2014.09.001 fatcat:5eisewz2svaqxb2w335ls62lya

An exploratory study on the information needs of prostate cancer patients and their partners

Angelos P. Kassianos, Monique M. Raats, Heather Gage
2016 Health Psychology Research  
An online questionnaire was used to collect information from men with prostate cancer and their partners about information needs, and when these developed.  ...  The aim of this study is to explore the information needs of men with prostate cancer and their partners retrospectively at various points in the treatment process.  ...  Acknowledgements: we would like to thank the following for their contribution in this study: Prof. Chris Fife-Schaw for his comments on the manuscript and Prof.  ... 
doi:10.4081/hpr.2016.4786 pmid:27403460 pmcid:PMC4926026 fatcat:u6h75qjptzbsvbun2ksqu4gmne

An Exploratory Case Study of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Inclusion at a Metropolitan Library in the Southeastern U.S

Liz Movius
2018 ˜The œInternational journal of information, diversity, & inclusion  
and continuing education about gender, sexuality, and transgender issues and service needs; 4) conduct a needs assessment of the transgender and gender nonconforming community; 5) establish programming  ...  These six steps include: 1) create an official, transgender-friendly bathroom policy; 2) develop a diversity and inclusion statement that includes gender identity in its language; 3) invest in staff training  ...  Bharat Mehra for their guidance and encouragement, Jen Held for their endless support, KB for his valuable insight, LEP for her enduring patience, and all the staff from Library X who offered their experiences  ... 
doi:10.33137/ijidi.v2i4.32202 fatcat:q5fwwf3vgzbonkducflkz3x3fe

Mapping Sex Therapy Across the United States: An Exploratory Study

Frances L. McClain, Dylan M. Amlin
2022 Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness Research Practice and Education  
The primary purpose of this study was to determine what someone who was interested in obtaining a provider for sex therapy would find if they simply searched for sex therapy using the Google search engine  ...  The goal was to ascertain how someone might access providers in each state, what types of information someone seeking treatment for sexuality issues might find on provider websites, who is providing the  ...  Method The research method chosen for this study was an exploratory approach.  ... 
doi:10.34296/03021052 fatcat:cfrzxre2xnak3m2pkpfzmoolsm

A social media approach to inform youth about breast cancer and smoking: An exploratory descriptive study

Joan L. Bottorff, Laura L. Struik, Laura J.L. Bissell, Raquel Graham, Jodie Stevens, Chris G. Richardson
2014 Collegian  
The purpose of this study was to develop two youth-informed, gender specific YouTube-style videos designed to raise awareness among adolescent girls and boys about tobacco exposure as a modifiable risk  ...  An urgent need exists, therefore, to raise awareness among adolescent girls about this new evidence, and for adolescent girls and boys who smoke to understand how their smoking puts their female peers  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by funding from the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (grant # 020659), and an Investigator Award from the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2014.04.002 pmid:25109215 fatcat:5ae4kzbpljfz7olb5jcros6uci

An Exploratory Study on the Electronic Word of Mouth Communication in Promoting Brands in the Online Platforms

B. N. Malar Selvi, J. Edwin Thomson
2016 Intelligent Information Management  
This study discusses on the communication method followed by most of the brands called.  ...  With the establishment of customer relationship online, the brands create a platform for the customers to discuss about the product features, quality, price and write a review about the product online.  ...  Overall trust and distrust are related eWOM motivations, in that they are both built on the relationship between an information provider and an information seeker.  ... 
doi:10.4236/iim.2016.85010 fatcat:zqzhzu7wmzdcrbkvlxwk3lng34

An Exploratory Study of the Role of the Human Resource Information System Professional

Sapora Bradley
2019 Athens Journal of Τechnology & Engineering  
The researcher anticipated conducting 10-12 in-depth interviews, an appropriate sample size for this exploratory study.  ...  Based on the limited foundational research, this study utilized an exploratory approach to inquiry.  ... 
doi:10.30958/ajte.6-1-4 fatcat:mgj6ejns2jgx7nxqth3lxcgl5e

An exploratory study of public reports to investigate patterns and themes of requests for sexual images of minors online

Ethel Quayle, Emily Newman
2016 Crime Science  
Evidence from US studies would suggest an increase in aggressive sexual solicitations, with adolescent girls being more likely to be targeted.  ...  information available about the young person; information about the suspect, and the interaction between the two.  ...  the internal database of the reported child victim and/or suspect information for previous reports involving the same individual(s); online searches for public information related to the suspect and/or  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40163-016-0050-0 fatcat:tfb4snqijjdy7fakny3wd4amsa

Electronic monitoring in their own words: an exploratory study of employees' experiences with new types of surveillance

J.M Stanton, E.M Weiss
2000 Computers in Human Behavior  
In an exploratory study of these new types of monitoring, 53 employed individuals responded to an anonymous, on-line, open-ended query about their related experiences.  ...  Finally, an unexpected focus on sexual content on the Internet revealed that employees had assimilated managerial concerns about organizational reputation. #  ...  The interview from that study was based on an extensive literature search that included examinations of scienti®c works, legal cases, and human resources trade literature.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0747-5632(00)00018-2 fatcat:v4innvgbyfgnjas2couawltfae
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