ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting 
Seattle, WA | October 31 - November 5, 2014

Sometimes the Internet reads the question wrong: children’s search strategies & difficulties

Nicholas Vanderschantz, Annika Hinze, Sally Jo Cunningham
University of Waikato, New Zealand

Monday, Nov. 3, 8:30am


When children search for information on a given topic, how do they go about searching for and retrieving information? What can their information seeking strategies tell us about the development of search interfaces for children's digital libraries, search engines and information repositories? We interviewed New Zealand (NZ) school children to seek insights into how they are conducting information searches during their education.