Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information

Scott P. Robertson, Ravi Vatrapu, George Abraham

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    Abstract

    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. Note taking significantly influenced the manner in which participants browsed for information about candidates. Note taking competed for time and cognitive resources and resulted in less thorough browsing. Effects were strongest when participants thought that their notes would be seen by others. Think-aloud comments indicated that participants were more evaluative when taking notes, especially shared notes. Our results suggest that there could be design trade-offs between eDemocracy and e-Participation technologies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 42st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2009)
    EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Jr.
    Number of pages10
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2009
    ISBN (Print)9780769534503
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventThe 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2009 - Waikoloa, Hawaii, United States
    Duration: 5 Jan 20098 Jan 2009
    Conference number: 42

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2009
    Number42
    CountryUnited States
    CityWaikoloa, Hawaii
    Period05/01/200908/01/2009
    SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    ISSN1060-3425

    Cite this

    Robertson, S. P., Vatrapu, R., & Abraham, G. (2009). Note Taking and Note Sharing While Browsing Campaign Information. In R. H. Sprague, Jr. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 42st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2009) IEEE. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2009.841