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

Ravi Vatrapu, Scott Robertson

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    Abstract

    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.
    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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences (HICSS-43)
    EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Jr.
    Number of pages10
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
    PublisherIEEE
    Date2010
    ISBN (Print)9781424455096
    ISBN (Electronic)9780769538693
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2010
    EventAn Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information - , United States
    Duration: 30 Jun 2010 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceAn Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information
    CountryUnited States
    Period30/06/2010 → …
    SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    ISSN1060-3425

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    Vatrapu, R., & Robertson, S. (2010). An Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information. In R. H. Sprague, Jr. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences (HICSS-43) Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2010.57
    Vatrapu, Ravi ; Robertson, Scott. / An Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information. Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences (HICSS-43). editor / Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE, 2010. (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences).
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    Vatrapu, R & Robertson, S 2010, An Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information. in RH Sprague, Jr. (ed.), Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences (HICSS-43). IEEE, Los Alamitos, CA, Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, An Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information, United States, 30/06/2010. DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2010.57

    An Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information. / Vatrapu, Ravi; Robertson, Scott.

    Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences (HICSS-43). ed. / Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.Los Alamitos, CA : IEEE, 2010.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

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    Vatrapu R, Robertson S. An Information Foraging Analysis of Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information. In Sprague, Jr. RH, editor, Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences (HICSS-43). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE. 2010. (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). Available from, DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2010.57