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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158531
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Information Searching in Nursing: Usability Evaluation Through Web Log Analyses?
Abstract:
Information Searching in Nursing: Usability Evaluation Through Web Log Analyses?
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Jones, Josette, RN, PhD, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University
Contact Address:, 1111 Middle Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA
Co-Authors:M. Mahoui, V. Gopa , Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Accessing and using nursing knowledge are the cornerstones of the nursing in research, education and clinical practice. One rich web-based source of nursing knowledge is the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library (VHINL), a service of Sigma Theta Tau International. This database provides a knowledge base on cutting-edge research in nursing including abstracts of research presented at nursing conferences and fugitive literature on ongoing research projects. Although information technology is available to most nurses, the limited extent to which information searching is valued and supported in nursing practice have discouraged nurses from regarding information searching as an intrinsic part of practice. Availability may be an important facilitator to use; skills are also needed to search electronic resources. Nurses' greatest difficulties were not operating the computer system to access information, but rather formulating search questions and choosing the most precise terms to locate information. In addition, experience with browser based searching was found to be indicative of the number of iterations, nodes visited and time used to complete the search. In the present study, human computer interactions and search behaviors are studied in their natural environment. Web logs and search logs from the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library (VHINL) are used to detect patterns of cognitive activities as well as regularities in behaviors occurring searching for online information. During seven months, the daily access logs and the monthly search logs of the VHINL library web site were collected for analysis. The comma delimited text files were imported in Excel workbooks, a workbook for each month and within the workbook a spreadsheet for each day of the month. Daily access logs and monthly search logs were merged according to IP addresses on respective dates. IP addresses from the web publisher, crawlers and bots were removed from the merged files. The resulting data were de-pivotized and pre-processed for data mining and visualization. The paper will report on the results of the data mining and present the navigational pattern used by the users of the VHINL.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInformation Searching in Nursing: Usability Evaluation Through Web Log Analyses?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158531-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Information Searching in Nursing: Usability Evaluation Through Web Log Analyses?</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jones, Josette, RN, PhD, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, 1111 Middle Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jofjones@iupui.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M. Mahoui, V. Gopa , Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Accessing and using nursing knowledge are the cornerstones of the nursing in research, education and clinical practice. One rich web-based source of nursing knowledge is the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library (VHINL), a service of Sigma Theta Tau International. This database provides a knowledge base on cutting-edge research in nursing including abstracts of research presented at nursing conferences and fugitive literature on ongoing research projects. Although information technology is available to most nurses, the limited extent to which information searching is valued and supported in nursing practice have discouraged nurses from regarding information searching as an intrinsic part of practice. Availability may be an important facilitator to use; skills are also needed to search electronic resources. Nurses' greatest difficulties were not operating the computer system to access information, but rather formulating search questions and choosing the most precise terms to locate information. In addition, experience with browser based searching was found to be indicative of the number of iterations, nodes visited and time used to complete the search. In the present study, human computer interactions and search behaviors are studied in their natural environment. Web logs and search logs from the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library (VHINL) are used to detect patterns of cognitive activities as well as regularities in behaviors occurring searching for online information. During seven months, the daily access logs and the monthly search logs of the VHINL library web site were collected for analysis. The comma delimited text files were imported in Excel workbooks, a workbook for each month and within the workbook a spreadsheet for each day of the month. Daily access logs and monthly search logs were merged according to IP addresses on respective dates. IP addresses from the web publisher, crawlers and bots were removed from the merged files. The resulting data were de-pivotized and pre-processed for data mining and visualization. The paper will report on the results of the data mining and present the navigational pattern used by the users of the VHINL.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:08:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:08:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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