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Visit DIPF at ISI 2015 in Zadar, Croatia

Zadar, Croatia; may, 19. to 21. The 14. Symposion on Information Science focusses on the theme "Re:inventing Information Science in the Networked Society". DIPF scientists are represented with speeches and an information desk

14th International Symposium of Information Science - ISI 2015

Programme ISI 2015

Lectures DIPF scientists:

Tuesday, May 19th

Qualitative Web Analytics: New Insights into Navigation Analysis and User Behavior: A Case Study of the German Education Server

Web analytics is a common approach to monitoring and analyzing user behavior on websites. We investigated three different research aspects which can be addressed using web analytics data. Our main concern was the data quality, followed by general findings on user behavior as well as potential usability issues. We chose an iterative, qualitative approach in order to address all three aspects. Further, we annotated usage data in detail to achieve a deeper understanding of possible user intentions. As a result, we conclude that the use of web analytics data, captured with a modern and widely used tool, bears some limitations for usability analysis, as semantic problems occur that are often overlooked. Further pre-processing is needed to reconstruct the real clickstream when an analysis of the navigation and user behavior is planned. Some hints at usability issues could be found by detecting movement patterns between certain page types.

Peter Böhm, Prof. Dr. Marc Rittberger

Location: Lecture Hall Aula Magna

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Social Media Usage in Education Related Web Search: An Analysis of the Information Behavior of Students of Education Related Study Paths in Germany

This paper discusses social media usage and quality evaluation for education related information seeking. To address this, we conducted a focus group study and an online survey with students enrolled in education related study paths. Altogether, results show that social media and classic or standard information resources do not compete but rather complement each other. Social media are primarily consulted in early phases of the information seeking process and for communication and knowledge management purposes.

Location: Lecture Hall Aula Magna

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Kim von Löwe Kiedrowski, Nadine Mahrholz, Joachim Griebaum, Prof. Dr. Marc Rittberger

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