An Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information

Ravi Vatrapu, Scott Robertson

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    Abstrakt

    In this paper, we present an experimental study of political information foraging in the context of e-voting. Participants were observed while searching and browsing the internet for campaign information in a mock-voting situation in three online note-taking conditions: No Notes, Private Notes, and Shared Notes. Interaction analysis of the study data consisted of applying Information Foraging Theory to understand participants' searching, and browsing behaviors. Empirical results show skewed time allocation to activities, a tradeoff between enrichment vs. exploitation of search results and issues with lack of scent, low value perception, and value depletion of information. Implications for the voter centered design of e-voting portals are discussed.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences (HICSS-43)
    RedaktørerRalph H. Sprague, Jr.
    Antal sider10
    UdgivelsesstedLos Alamitos, CA
    ForlagIEEE
    Publikationsdato2010
    ISBN (Trykt)9781424455096
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9780769538693
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2010
    BegivenhedAn Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information - , USA
    Varighed: 30 jun. 2010 → …

    Konference

    KonferenceAn Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information
    Land/OmrådeUSA
    Periode30/06/2010 → …
    NavnProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    ISSN1060-3425

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