Others Which Parts of Search Results do Researchers Check when Selecting Academic Documents?

Ishita, Emi  ,  Hagiwara, Yasuko  ,  Watanabe, Yukiko  ,  Tomiura, Yoichi

Our goal is to propose an alternative retrieval system of academic documents based on researcher’s behavior in practice. In this study, a questionnaire survey was conducted. Question items were developed from findings in the previous observational study for researcher’s behavior. From the results of 46 respondents, the top three elements checked in the search results were title, abstract, and the full-text version. They also checked structure “Introduction” in the full-text rather than other structures when they found previous research in an unfamiliar field. These results indicate that researchers use different ways for selecting documents based on the type of documents they look for.


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