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作者 Hudson, Carl
書名 Age differences in Web navigation: Is memory for Web content facilitated by navigational aids?
國際標準書號 9780494263471
book jacket
說明 101 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-05, page: 2674
Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Calgary (Canada), 2007
Web navigation performance was compared in a sample of 31 young (M = 22.79 years) and 30 old (M = 63.03 years) participants across two sessions. Participants searched a large website under one of the two experimental conditions. In the control condition, only the "back" button and other basic navigation aids were available. In the side-tree condition, a dynamic side-tree menu could also be used to navigate the site. In addition to measures of web search speed and efficiency, we also gathered data on content memory, working memory, search ability, subject matter knowledge, and web experience. Young and old adults both improved navigation performance with practice, and despite larger improvements observed for older adults in speed of navigation, age differences persisted. Older adults also showed considerable practice improvements in their memory for web content, but younger adults did not, perhaps because their memory was initially quite good. Interestingly, younger adults had significantly better content memory in the control condition than the side-tree condition. Older adults showed no advantage to either web format. Both age groups appeared to search more efficiently in the side-tree condition; however, these benefits were non-significant. Contrary to the hypothesis that older adults are more frequently disoriented in their search, age was not associated with the number of pages or repeat pages visited. Implications for web design include the implementation of navigation aids with greater environmental support to bolster performance in a variety of web searching scenarios
School code: 0026
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Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-05
主題 Psychology, Experimental
Psychology, Cognitive
Information Science
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Alt Author University of Calgary (Canada)
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